Review collection - Exercise

61 reviews


He W, Wang J, Feng Z, Li J, Xie Y. Effects of exercise-based pulmonary rehabilitation on severe/very severe COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2023 Jan-Dec;17:17534666231162250. doi: 10.1177/17534666231162250.

Perez-Dominguez B, Suso-Marti L, Dominguez-Navarro F, Perpiña-Martinez S, Calatayud J, Casaña J. Effects of resistance training on patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: an umbrella review with meta-analysis of the pooled findings. J Nephrol. 2023 Jun 15. doi: 10.1007/s40620-023-01635-7. Epub ahead of print.

Rogers-Shepp I, Bhattacharya S, Mennillo HA, Kumar R, Hsieh B, Anandarajah G. Exercise interventions for advanced cancer palliative care patients: A systematic literature review and descriptive evidence synthesis of randomized controlled trials. Palliat Med. 2023 Apr 8:2692163231162888. doi: 10.1177/02692163231162888. Epub ahead of print.

Silva J, Hipólito N, Machado P, Flora S, Cruz J. Technological features of smartphone apps for physical activity promotion in patients with COPD: A systematic review. Pulmonology. 2023 Jun 30:S2531-0437(23)00124-1. doi: 10.1016/j.pulmoe.2023.06.005. Epub ahead of print.

Tanriverdi A, Ozcan Kahraman B, Ergin G, Karadibak D, Savci S. Effect of exercise interventions in adults with cancer receiving palliative care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2023 Mar 8;31(4):205. doi: 10.1007/s00520-023-07655-0.

Toohey K, Chapman M, Rushby AM, Urban K, Ingham G, Singh B. The effects of physical exercise in the palliative care phase for people with advanced cancer: a systematic review with meta-analysis. J Cancer Surviv. 2023 Apr;17(2):399-415. doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-01153-0. Epub 2022 Jan 18.

Valenzuela PL, Saco-Ledo G, Morales JS, Gallardo-Gómez D, Morales-Palomo F, López-Ortiz S, Rivas-Baeza B, Castillo-García A, Jiménez-Pavón D, Santos-Lozano A, Del Pozo Cruz B, Lucia A. Effects of physical exercise on physical function in older adults in residential care: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Lancet Healthy Longev. 2023 Jun;4(6):e247-e256. doi: 10.1016/S2666-7568(23)00057-0. Epub 2023 May 11.

Zhao Q, He Y, Wu N, Wang L, Dai J, Wang J, Ma J. Non-Pharmacological Interventions to Improve Physical Function in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: A Network Meta-Analysis. Am J Nephrol. 2023;54(1-2):35-41. doi: 10.1159/000530219. Epub 2023 Mar 30.


Burge AT, Cox NS, Abramson MJ, Holland AE. Interventions for promoting physical activity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Apr 16;4(4):CD012626. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012626.pub2.

De Lazzari N, Niels T, Tewes M, Götte M. A Systematic Review of the Safety, Feasibility and Benefits of Exercise for Patients with Advanced Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Sep 6;13(17):4478. doi: 10.3390/cancers13174478.

Imamura S, Inagaki T, Terada J, Nagashima K, Katsura H, Tatsumi K. Long-term efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation with home-based or low frequent maintenance programs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a meta-analysis. Ann Palliat Med. 2020 Sep;9(5):2606-2615. doi: 10.21037/apm-19-581. Epub 2020 Aug 14.

Paneroni M, Vitacca M, Venturelli M, Simonelli C, Bertacchini L, Scalvini S, Schena F, Ambrosino N. The impact of exercise training on fatigue in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pulmonology. 2020 Mar 14:S2531-0437(20)30028-3. doi: 10.1016/j.pulmoe.2020.02.004. Epub ahead of print.

Razazian N, Kazeminia M, Moayedi H, Daneshkhah A, Shohaimi S, Mohammadi M, Jalali R, Salari N. The impact of physical exercise on the fatigue symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Neurol. 2020 Mar 13;20(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s12883-020-01654-y.

Rutz DG, Benninger DH. Physical therapy for freezing of gait and gait impairments in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review. PM R. 2020 Jan 29. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12337. Epub ahead of print.

Singh B, Spence R, Steele ML, Hayes S, Toohey K. Exercise for Individuals With Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Adverse Events, Feasibility, and Effectiveness. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2020 Oct;36(5):151076. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151076. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

You E. Nontraditional and Home-Based Self-management Interventions in Cancer Patients With Pain: A Mixed-Method Systematic Review. Holist Nurs Pract. 2020 May/Jun;34(3):138-149. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000380.


Bernard P, Savard J, Steindorf K, Sweegers MG, Courneya KS, Newton RU, Aaronson NK, Jacobsen PB, May AM, Galvao DA, Chinapaw MJ, Stuiver MM, Griffith KA, Mesters I, Knoop H, Goedendorp MM, Bohus M, Thorsen L, Schmidt ME, Ulrich CM, Sonke GS, van Harten W, Winters-Stone KM, Velthuis MJ, Taaffe DR, van Mechelen W, Kersten MJ, Nollet F, Wenzel J, Wiskemann J, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, Brug J, Buffart LM. Effects and moderators of exercise on sleep in adults with cancer: Individual patient data and aggregated meta-analyses. J Psychosom Res. 2019 Sep;124:109746. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109746. Epub 2019 Jun 23.

Chen YJ, Li XX, Ma HK, Zhang X, Wang BW, Guo TT, Xiao Y, Bing ZT, Ge L, Yang KH, Han XM. Exercise Training for Improving Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patients With Advanced-Stage Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Sep 20. pii: S0885-3924(19)30530-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.09.010. [Epub ahead of print]

Clarkson MJ, Bennett PN, Fraser SF, Warmington SA. Exercise Interventions for Improving Objective Physical Function in End-Stage Kidney Disease Patients on Dialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2019 Feb 13. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00317.2018. [Epub ahead of print]

Hall CC, Cook J, Maddocks M, Skipworth RJE, Fallon M, Laird BJ. Combined exercise and nutritional rehabilitation in outpatients with incurable cancer: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Apr 3. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04749-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim Y, Lai B, Mehta T, Thirumalai M, Padalabalanarayanan S, Rimmer JH, Motl RW. Exercise training guidelines for multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson's disease: Rapid review and synthesis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Mar 6. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001174. [Epub ahead of print]

Liu L, He X, Feng L. Exercise on quality of life and cancer-related fatigue for lymphoma survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Jul 12. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04983-y. [Epub ahead of print]

Long A, Robinson K, Goldberg S, Gordon AL. Effectiveness of exercise interventions for adults over 65 with moderate-to-severe dementia in community settings: a systematic review. Eur Geriatr Med. 2019 Sep. doi: 10.1007/s41999-019-00236-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Long L, Mordi IR, Bridges C, Sagar VA, Davies EJ, Coats AJ, Dalal H, Rees K, Singh SJ, Taylor RS. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for adults with heart failure. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Jan 29;1:CD003331. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003331.pub5.

Peddle-McIntyre CJ, Singh F, Thomas R, Newton RU, Galvão DA, Cavalheri V. Exercise training for advanced lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Feb 11;2:CD012685. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012685.pub2.

Perry SIB, Nelissen PM, Siemonsma P, Lucas C. The effect of functional-task training on activities of daily living for people with Parkinson`s disease, a systematic review with meta-analysis. Complement Ther Med. 2019 Feb;42:312-321. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.008. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Sheill G, Guinan E, Brady L, Hevey D, Hussey J. Exercise interventions for patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review of recruitment, attrition, and exercise adherence rates. Palliat Support Care. 2019 May 21:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1478951519000312. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhao QG, Zhang HR, Wen X, Wang Y, Chen XM, Chen N, Sun Y, Liu H, Lu PJ. Exercise interventions on patients with end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. Clin Rehabil. 2019 Feb;33(2):147-156. doi: 10.1177/0269215518817083.


Buffart LM, Sweegers MG, May AM, Chinapaw MJ, van Vulpen JK, Newton RU, Galvão DA, Aaronson NK, Stuiver MM, Jacobsen PB, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, Steindorf K, Irwin ML, Hayes S, Griffith KA, Lucia A, Herrero-Roman F, Mesters I, van Weert E, Knoop H, Goedendorp MM, Mutrie N, Daley AJ, McConnachie A, Bohus M, Thorsen L, Schulz KH, Short CE, James EL, Plotnikoff RC, Arbane G, Schmidt ME, Potthoff K, van Beurden M, Oldenburg HS, Sonke GS, van Harten WH, Garrod R, Schmitz KH, Winters-Stone KM, Velthuis MJ, Taaffe DR, van Mechelen W, José Kersten M, Nollet F, Wenzel J, Wiskemann J, Brug J, Courneya KS. Targeting Exercise Interventions to Patients With Cancer in Need: An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Oct 9. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy161. [Epub ahead of print]

Cao PY, Zhao QH, Xiao MZ, Kong LN, Xiao L. The effectiveness of exercise for fall prevention in nursing home residents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2018 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/jan.13814. [Epub ahead of print]

Casey B, Coote S, Hayes S, Gallagher S. Changing Physical Activity Behavior in People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Oct;99(10):2059-2075. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.12.013. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

Coulter EH, Bond S, Dalgas U, Paul L. The effectiveness of interventions targeting physical activity and/or sedentary behaviour in people with Multiple Sclerosis: a systematic review. Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Oct 5:1-19. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1503737. [Epub ahead of print]

Demaneuf T, Aitken Z, Karahalios A, Leong TI, De Livera AM, Jelinek GA, Weiland TJ, Marck CH. The effectiveness of exercise interventions for pain reduction in people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Sep 18. pii: S0003-9993(18)31191-2. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.08.178. [Epub ahead of print]

Dennett R, Gunn H, Freeman JA. Effectiveness of and User Experience With Web-Based Interventions in Increasing Physical Activity Levels in People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review. Phys Ther. 2018 May 15. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzy060. [Epub ahead of print]

Desveaux L, Harrison SL, Gagnon JF, Goldstein RS, Brooks D, Pepin V. Effects of exercise training on cognition in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review. Respir Med. 2018 Jun;139:110-116. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2018.05.006. Epub 2018 May 9.

Gebruers N, Camberlin M, Theunissen F, Tjalma W, Verbelen H, Van Soom T, van Breda E. The effect of training interventions on physical performance, quality of life, and fatigue in patients receiving breast cancer treatment: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Oct 9. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4490-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Gore S, Blackwood J, Guyette M, Alsalaheen B. Validity and Reliability of Accelerometers in Patients With COPD: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2018 May;38(3):147-158. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000284.

Heywood R, McCarthy AL, Skinner TL. Efficacy of Exercise Interventions in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Dec;99(12):2595-2620. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.008. Epub 2018 May 5.

Junge T, Ahler J, Knudsen HK, Kristensen HK. The effect and importance of physical activity on behavioural and psychological symptoms in people with dementia: A systematic mixed studies review. Dementia (London). 2018 Jan 1:1471301218777444. doi: 10.1177/1471301218777444. [Epub ahead of print]

Liang JH, Xu Y, Lin L, Jia RX, Zhang HB, Hang L. Comparison of multiple interventions for older adults with Alzheimer disease or mild cognitive impairment: A PRISMA-compliant network meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(20):e10744. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000010744.

Locklear CT, Golabi P, Gerber L, Younossi ZM. Exercise as an intervention for patients with end-stage liver disease: Systematic review. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(42):e12774. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000012774.

Nakano J, Hashizume K, Fukushima T, Ueno K, Matsuura E, Ikio Y, Ishii S, Morishita S, Tanaka K, Kusuba Y. Effects of Aerobic and Resistance Exercises on Physical Symptoms in Cancer Patients: A Meta-analysis. Integr Cancer Ther. 2018 Dec;17(4):1048-1058. doi: 10.1177/1534735418807555. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Palmer K, Bowles KA, Paton M, Jepsen M, Lane R. Chronic Heart Failure and Exercise Rehabilitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Apr 23. pii: S0003-9993(18)30234-X. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.03.015. [Epub ahead of print]

Pattyn N, Beulque R, Cornelissen V. Aerobic Interval vs. Continuous Training in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease or Heart Failure: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis with a Focus on Secondary Outcomes. Sports Med. 2018 May;48(5):1189-1205. doi: 10.1007/s40279-018-0885-5.

Robinson H, Williams V, Curtis F, Bridle C, Jones AW. Facilitators and barriers to physical activity following pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD: a systematic review of qualitative studies. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2018 Jun 4;28(1):19. doi: 10.1038/s41533-018-0085-7.

van Santen J, Dröes RM, Holstege M, Henkemans OB, van Rijn A, de Vries R, van Straten A, Meiland F. Effects of Exergaming in People with Dementia: Results of a Systematic Literature Review. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018;63(2):741-760. doi: 10.3233/JAD-170667.

Venasse M, Edwards T, Pilutti LA. Exploring Wellness Interventions in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: an Evidence-Based Review. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2018 Apr 10;20(5):13. doi: 10.1007/s11940-018-0497-2.

Vseteckova J, Deepak-Gopinath M, Borgstrom E, Holland C, Draper J, Pappas Y, McKeown E, Dadova K, Gray S. Barriers and facilitators to adherence to group exercise in institutionalized older people living with dementia: a systematic review. Eur Rev Aging Phys Act. 2018 Nov 9;15:11. doi: 10.1186/s11556-018-0200-3. eCollection 2018.

Winser SJ, Tsang WW, Krishnamurthy K, Kannan P. Does Tai Chi improve balance and reduce falls incidence in neurological disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Rehabil. 2018 Sep;32(9):1157-1168. doi: 10.1177/0269215518773442. Epub 2018 May 8.


Heywood R, McCarthy AL, Skinner TL. Safety and feasibility of exercise interventions in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Jul 25. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3827-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Putt K, Faville KA, Lewis D, McAllister K, Pietro M, Radwan A. Role of Physical Therapy Intervention in Patients With Life-Threatening Illnesses. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2017 Mar;34(2):186-196. doi: 10.1177/1049909115623246. Epub 2016 Jul 11.


Ekström M, Nilsson F, Abernethy AA, Currow DC. Effects of opioids on breathlessness and exercise capacity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A systematic review. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Jul;12(7):1079-92.


Albrecht TA, Taylor AG. Physical activity in patients with advanced-stage cancer: a systematic review of the literature. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2012 Jun 1;16(3):293-300.

Mishra SI. Scherer RW. Geigle PM. Berlanstein DR. Topaloglu O. Gotay CC. Snyder C. Exercise interventions on health-related quality of life for cancer survivors. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Aug 15;(8):CD007566. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007566.pub2.

Puetz TW, Herring MP. Differential effects of exercise on cancer-related fatigue during and following treatment: a meta-analysis. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Aug;43(2):e1-24.


Duijts SF, Faber MM, Oldenburg HS, van Beurden M, Aaronson NK. Effectiveness of behavioral techniques and physical exercise on psychosocial functioning and health-related quality of life in breast cancer patients and survivors--a meta-analysis. Psychooncology. 2011 Feb;20(2):115-26. doi: 10.1002/pon.1728.


Beaton R, Pagdin-Friesen W, Robertson C, Vigar C, Watson H, Harris SR. Effects of exercise intervention on persons with metastatic cancer: a systematic review. Physiother Can. 2009;61(3):141-53.

Gillison FB, Skevington SM, Sato A, Standage M, Evangelidou S. The effects of exercise interventions on quality of life in clinical and healthy populations; a meta-analysis. Soc Sci Med. 2009 May;68(9):1700-10. Epub 2009 Mar 18.

Lowe SS, Watanabe SM, Courneya KS. Physical activity as a supportive care intervention in palliative cancer patients: a systematic review. J Support Oncol. 2009 Jan-Feb;7(1):27-34.

Maddocks M, Mockett S, Wilcock A. Is exercise an acceptable and practical therapy for people with or cured of cancer? a systematic review. Cancer Treat Rev. 2009 Jun;35(4):383-90. Epub 2009 Jan 7.


Cramp F, Daniel J. Exercise for the management of cancer-related fatigue in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Apr 16;(2):CD006145. [Updated 2013]

Last updated 04 August 2023