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Effects of In-Hospital Physical Therapy on Activities of Daily Living in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Department of Rehabilitation, Yame General Hospital, Yame 834-0034, Japan
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Division of Rehabilitation, Kurume University Hospital, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
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Department of Rehabilitation, Saga Central Hospital, Saga 849-8522, Japan
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Department of Nursing, Yame General Hospital, Yame 834-0034, Japan
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Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
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Department of Orthopedics, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
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Department of Gastroenterology, Juntendo University, Tokyo 113-8421, Japan
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(23), 9098; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17239098
Received: 11 October 2020 / Revised: 4 December 2020 / Accepted: 5 December 2020 / Published: 6 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Frontiers in Rehabilitation)
Activities of daily living (ADL) are frequently impaired in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this retrospective study, we aimed to investigate the effects of physical therapy on ADLs in patients with HCC during hospitalization for cancer treatment. Nineteen patients with HCC were enrolled. During hospitalization, patients performed a combination of resistance training, stretching, and aerobic exercise (20–60 min/day). ADLs were assessed using the functional independence measure (FIM). Changes in FIM were evaluated by before–after analysis. No significant difference was seen in Child–Pugh class before and after physical therapy. The bilateral knee extension strength and chair stand test were significantly increased after physical therapy compared with before physical therapy (p = 0.001 and p = 0.008, respectively). The total FIM score was significantly increased after physical therapy compared with that before physical therapy (p = 0.0156). Among the 18 indexes of FIM, the stairs index was significantly improved after physical therapy compared with that before physical therapy (5.9 vs. 6.4 points, p = 0.0241). We demonstrated that physical therapy improved muscle strength without worsening liver function. Furthermore, physical therapy improved FIM, especially in the stairs index, in patients with HCC. Thus, physical therapy may be beneficial in patients with HCC during cancer treatment. View Full-Text
Keywords: supervised physiotherapy; functional independence measure; hepatoma; liver; hospitalization supervised physiotherapy; functional independence measure; hepatoma; liver; hospitalization
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Narao, H.; Hirota, K.; Koya, S.; Tomita, M.; Manako, Y.; Ogawa, S.; Nakao, N.; Tsutsumi, T.; Nakano, D.; Hashida, R.; Kawaguchi, T.; Matsuse, H.; Nagamatu, H.; Torimura, T. Effects of In-Hospital Physical Therapy on Activities of Daily Living in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 9098. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17239098

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Narao H, Hirota K, Koya S, Tomita M, Manako Y, Ogawa S, Nakao N, Tsutsumi T, Nakano D, Hashida R, Kawaguchi T, Matsuse H, Nagamatu H, Torimura T. Effects of In-Hospital Physical Therapy on Activities of Daily Living in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(23):9098. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17239098

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Narao, Hayato, Keisuke Hirota, Shunji Koya, Manabu Tomita, Yuta Manako, Satosi Ogawa, Naomi Nakao, Tsubasa Tsutsumi, Dan Nakano, Ryuki Hashida, Takumi Kawaguchi, Hiroo Matsuse, Hiroaki Nagamatu, and Takuji Torimura. 2020. "Effects of In-Hospital Physical Therapy on Activities of Daily Living in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 23: 9098. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17239098

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