Effects of KYUSHO JITSU on physical activity-levels and quality of life in breast cancer patients

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Strunk, Maximilian A., Zopf, Eva, Steck, Jule, Hamacher, Stefanie, Hallek, Michael and Baumann, Freerk T.. (2018) Effects of KYUSHO JITSU on physical activity-levels and quality of life in breast cancer patients. In Vivo: international journal of experimental and clinical pathophysiology and drug research. 32(4), pp. 819 - 824. https://doi.org/10.21873/invivo.11313
AuthorsStrunk, Maximilian A., Zopf, Eva, Steck, Jule, Hamacher, Stefanie, Hallek, Michael and Baumann, Freerk T.
Abstract

Background/Aim: Breast cancer survivors often report a decrease in physical activity levels and quality of life. The aim of this study was to explore whether a “Kyusho Jitsu” martial arts intervention is feasible and can improve general well-being and physical activity levels in breast cancer survivors. Materials and Methods: Breast cancer survivors (N=51) were randomly assigned to the intervention or control group. The intervention group participated in a 24-week Kyusho Jitsu intervention. Both groups were assessed at baseline, 3, and 6 months. Results: Analysis of original data showed several significant improvements in favor of the intervention group, but also some of the control group. Sensitivity analysis supports these findings. No adverse events were observed. Conclusion: To our knowledge this is the first study showing that a holistic Kyusho Jitsu martial arts intervention can be feasible and effective for breast cancer survivors

Keywordsbreast neoplasm; exercise; Kyusho Jitsu; martial arts; physical activity; quality of life
Year2018
JournalIn Vivo: international journal of experimental and clinical pathophysiology and drug research
Journal citation32 (4), pp. 819 - 824
PublisherInternational Institute of Anticancer Research
ISSN0258-851X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.21873/invivo.11313
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85050008170
Page range819 - 824
Research GroupMary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Place of publicationGreece
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