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Canonne E.,Lille University Club | Bonneterre J.,Center Oscar Lambret | Wieczorek V.,Lille University Club | Thevenon A.,Lille University Club
Assistive Technology Research Series | Year: 2010

We present a collaboration between the Regional Cancer Centre and a sports club for providing a specific physical activity programme for cancer patients during and after therapy. A promotional brochure was created in order to advertise the programme and inform patients of the value of physical activity, which reduces the side effects of cancer therapies, improves the quality of vie and may prolong life expectancy. To date, the programme has attracted 15 participants. © 2010 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved.


Preud'Homme-Maurice M.,Lille University Hospital Center | Leriche B.,Lille University Hospital Center | Leriche B.,Lille University Club | Bouron C.,Lille University Hospital Center | And 4 more authors.
Assistive Technology Research Series | Year: 2010

Purpose: although regular physical activity is recommended for low back pain (LBP) and obesity, compliance with exercise programmes is a critical problem. Here, we compared compliance with group exercises for these two conditions. Methods: we performed a cohort survey from January 2003 until June 2007. The Lille University sports club provides specific exercise programmes for LBP and for obesity. This programme has been designed as a transitional stage to help people start taking regular physical activity in a normal environment. Results: 154 LBP patients (104 females) and 41 obese patients (33 females) were included. Obese patients participated for longer than the LBP patients (16.49±12.9 months vs. 13.16±8.4 months, p<0.04). 15% of the LBP patients and 29.3% of the obese subjects attended for over two years. Conclusion: it is unclear whether participants stayed in our programmes because they have a positive opinion or because they are afraid to exercise in ordinary settings. © 2010 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved.

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