Volume 5, Issue 3 (Multidisciplinary Cancer Investigation – July 2021)                   Multidiscip Cancer Investig 2021, 5(3): 1-8 | Back to browse issues page


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Introduction: One of the major side effects of chemotherapy is blood cell density reduction and changes in the immune system. The benefi of exercise interventions have been reported for cancer patients. This study aimed to investigate the effect of Pilates training on changes in hematological parameters in women with breast cancer.
Methods: In this randomized controlled trial, 24 women with breast cancer who were referred to health centers therapy and private clinics of Shiraz were selected and divided into two groups: Pilates training and control. The Pilates training group performed exercises for 10 weeks. Each week was compromised of 3 sessions; lasting 60 minutes. The control group performed only their daily activities during this period. Blood sampling and anthropometric measurements were performed before and after the training period. Data were analyzed by independent and dependent t-test.
Results: The results showed that 10 weeks of Pilates training had no signifi effect on weight, body mass index, and waist to hip ratio in women with breast cancer. Pilates training had no signifi effect on white blood cell count, red blood cells (mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelets in women with breast cancer.
Conclusions: It seems that more research is needed to investigate the effects of this type of exercise to achieve their benefi changes in hematological parameters and the immune system.
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Type of Study: Original/Research Article | Subject: quality of life
Received: 2021/03/1 | Accepted: 2021/08/25 | ePublished: 2021/10/4

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