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Exercise and Chronic Disease : An Evidence-Based Approach - John Saxton

Exercise and Chronic Disease

An Evidence-Based Approach

By: John Saxton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st March 2011
ISBN: 9780415498609
Number Of Pages: 400

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It is now widely accepted that there are important links between inactivity and lifestyle-related chronic diseases, and that exercise can bring tangible therapeutic benefits to people with long-term chronic conditions. Exercise and Chronic Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach offers the most up-to-date survey currently available of the scientific and clinical evidence underlying the effects of exercise in relation to functional outcomes, disease-specific health-related outcomes and quality of life in patients with chronic disease conditions.

Drawing on data from randomized controlled trials and observational evidence, and written by a team of leading international researchers and medical and health practitioners, the book explores the evidence across a wide range of chronic diseases, including:

  • cancer
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • diabetes
  • parkinson's disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • asthma.

Each chapter addresses the frequency, intensity, duration and modality of exercise that might be employed as an intervention for each condition and, importantly, assesses the impact of exercise interventions in relation to outcomes that reflect tangible benefits to patients. No other book on this subject places the patient and the evidence directly at the heart of the study, and therefore this book will be essential reading for all exercise scientists, health scientists and medical professionals looking to develop their knowledge and professional practice.

Chapter 1: Introduction John M Saxton Chapter 2: Coronary Heart Disease Gavin Sandercock Chapter 3: Hypertension Va Cornelissen And Rh Fagard Chapter 4: Stroke Frederick M Ivey, Alice S Ryan, Charlene E Hafer-Macko And Richard F Macko Chapter 5: Peripheral Arterial Disease/Intermittent Claudication Garry Tew And Irena Zwierska Chapter 6: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Rachel Garrod And Fabio Pitta Chapter 7: Asthma Felix S F Ram And Elissa M Mcdonald Chapter 8: Osteoarthritis Marlene Fransen Chapter 9: Osteoporosis J Y Tsauo Chapter 10: Rheumatoid Arthritis Chm Van Den Ende Chapter 11: Ankylosing Spondylitis Hanne Dagfinrud, Silje Halvorsen And Nina K Vollestad Chapter 12: Multiple Sclerosis Ulrik Dalgas Chapter 13: Parkinson's Disease Gammon M Earhart Chapter 14: Type 2 Diabetes Stephan Fe Praet, Robert Rozenberg And Luc Jc Van Loon Chapter 15: Obesity Pedro J Teixeira, R James Stubbs, Neil A King, Stephen Whybrow And John E Blundel Chapter 16: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jo Nijs, Karen Wallman And Lorna Paul Chapter 17: Fibromyalgia Syndrome Borja Sanudo Corrales Chapter 18: Colorectal, Breast And Prostate Cancer Liam Bourke And John M Saxton

ISBN: 9780415498609
ISBN-10: 0415498600
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 21st March 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1