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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)

Paperback Published: 21st March 2011
ISBN: 9780415498616
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.

List of contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Coronary heart diseasep. 11
Hypertensionp. 27
Strokep. 56
Peripheral arterial disease/intermittent claudicationp. 92
Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseasep. 111
Asthmap. 129
Osteoarthritisp. 156
Osteoporosisp. 175
Rheumatoid arthritisp. 193
Ankylosing spondylitisp. 208
Multiple sclerosisp. 228
Parkinson diseasep. 248
Type 2 diabetesp. 265
Obesityp. 297
Chronic fatigue syndromep. 322
Fibromyalgia syndromep. 339
Colorectal, breast and prostate cancerp. 364
Indexp. 380
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ISBN: 9780415498616
ISBN-10: 0415498619
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 21st March 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.9 x 23.3  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1