Post-chemotherapy physical fitness level on children with diagnosis of leukemia: results of a pilot study
- Authors: Patti, A; Di Trapani, S; Guadagna, P; Maggio, M; Corsello, G; D'Angelo, P; Caramazza, G; Bianco, A; Palma, A
- Publication year: 2012
- Type: Abstract in rivista (Abstract in rivista)
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/78139
Children with diagnosis of leukemia are at risk for developing neuromuscular and musculoskeletal complications such as decreased muscle strength, impaired gross and fine motor performance, decreased energy expenditure, osteonecrosis, and osteoporosis. These secondary complications due to the medical interventions may lead to activity limitations and participation restrictions in daily life experiences. However, few Authors suggest that if children participate in an individualized physical therapy exercise program, these limitations may be prevented or at least reduced. We evaluated the level of physical fitness on children with diagnosis of leukemia (C-LK) during the post-chemotherapy period.