Utilization of Isometric Strength Training and Interval Training With a Patient With Cancer in the Acute Care Setting.
The onset of cancer and subsequent treatments often result in deficits in physical function and quality of life (QoL). Available research has demonstrated that an individualized exercise program has the ability to reduce fatigue, optimize physical function, and improve QoL. However, the exercise program is often lacking appropriate intensity and volume resulting in negligent improvement or even further reduction in function. Thus, the purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the application of isometric strength training (IST) and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in the acute care setting with an individual with a history of malignant mesothelioma. The patient demonstrated improvement in functional mobility evidenced by improvement in Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC) score through the hospitalization along with increased ambulation distance. No adverse events occurred during any physical therapy (PT) visits while utilizing HIIT or IST.
Chongaway A. Utilization of Isometric Strength Training and Interval Training With a Patient With Cancer in the Acute Care Setting. Cureus. 2021 Jun 10;13(6):e15570. doi: 10.7759/cureus.15570. PMID: 34277192; PMCID: PMC8272600.