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Student-faculty researchers present at American Physical Therapy Association's NEXT Conference
Posted 07/02/2018 03:20PM

A Misericordia University Department of Physical Therapy student-faculty research team recently made the scholarly presentation, "The Impact of intentional Exercise on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients Undergoing Treatment for Breast, Prostate, or Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review,'' at the annual American Physical Therapy Association's NEXT Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

Student researchers Shannon Morgano, Nazareth; Kara Pawloski, Plains Twp., Kristina Ruby, Duryea, and Kelsey Williams, Taylor, and faculty mentor, Laurie Brogan, P.T., D.P.T., C.E.E.A.A., G.C.S., assistant professor, examined current literature on the efficacy of exercise in management of cancer-related fatigue in people receiving treatment. Misericordia researchers' findings support the role of intentional exercise in optimizing function, improving quality of life, and reducing fatigue related to the disease and/or treatment.

Cancer-related fatigue is a common side effect of both cancer and cancer-related treatment, affecting 60-96-percent of people diagnosed with the disease, according to Misericordia research. The student-faculty research team's findings are of significant relevance to health care providers, and supports the role of the physical therapist in developing intentional patient-centered exercise programs to ameliorate the effects of cancer and treatment, according to the researchers.

More than 2,000 physical therapy professionals attended the NEXT 2018 Conference that connects clinicians to the industry's top thought leaders and provides diverse, forward-thinking programming that features interactive sessions where participants can explore beyond their specialties and remain engaged in the field.

For more information about the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/pt.

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The Misericordia University Department of Physical Therapy student-faculty research team made the scholarly presentation, 'The Impact of intentional Exercise on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients Undergoing Treatment for Breast, Prostate, or Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review,' at the annual American Physical Therapy Association's NEXT Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida. Research team members, seated from left, are student researchers Kelsey Williams, Taylor, Pa.; Shannon Morgano, Nazareth, Pa.; Kristina Ruby, Duryea, Pa., and Kara Pawloski, Plains Twp., Pa., and standing, Laurie Brogan, P.T., D.P.T., C.E.E.A.A., G.C.S., assistant professor.

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