Exercise Effect Applied to Patients Who Underwent Lung Resection with Lung Cancer: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

폐암으로 폐 절제술을 시행한 환자에게 적용한 운동 효과: 체계적 문헌고찰과 메타분석

  • 박영주 (영남외국어대학 간호학과) ;
  • 배필원 (영남외국어대학 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.05.03
  • Accepted : 2018.06.22
  • Published : 2018.06.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate systematic review and meta-analysisto identify exercise intervention effect applied to patients who underwent lung resection with lung cancer. A total of 1,322 publications were searched from 1990 to 2016 through domestic and foreign electronic databases, and the final 13 publications were selected through literature selection process. Finally, eight RCT (randomized controlled trial) and five NRCT (non-randomized controlled trial) were identified, including 925 participants. The results of the meta-analysis of the effect sizes of the intervention on the outcome variables showed that the health-related quality of life EORTC QOL-C13/30 (the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Quality of Life Questionnaire) (MD-0.50 95 % CI -0.83-0.18) and SF-36 PCS (the Medical Outcomes 36-Item Short Form Health Survey PCS) (MD 0.75, 95 % CI 0.41-1.10) in the intervention group were significantly higher than the control group. The results of this study suggest that exercise interventions can potentially improve the quality of life of patients who underwent lung resection with lung cancer.


Lung Cancer;Pulmonary Surgical Procedure;Exercise;Rehabilitation;Quality of Life


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