Title

Pre-surgical exercise intervention in prostate and rectal cancer survivors

Date of Award

2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

School

School of Exercise and Health Sciences

Faculty

Health, Engineering and Science

First Advisor

Professor Robert Newton

Second Advisor

Professor Daniel Galvao

Third Advisor

Dr Michael Baker

Abstract

This thesis encompasses an introduction chapter of exercise and cancer, specifically prostate and rectal cancer (Chapter 1); two literature reviews, the first, a published systematic review examining the available literature on pre-surgical exercise in cancer and its effects on physiological and psychological outcomes (Chapter 2) and the second, a narrative review on pre-surgical chemoradiation treatment in rectal cancer (Chapters 3); and three experimental chapters (4 to 6) including: a feasibility and efficacy study on the effects of a pre-surgical exercise intervention in prostate cancer patients; a second feasibility and efficacy study on the effects of pre-surgical exercise in rectal cancer patients; and finally a study examining the effects of exercise undertaken concurrently with pre-surgical chemoradiation treatment in rectal cancer patients

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