Last year in the UK over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials aimed at improving cancer treatments and making them available to all.
A study looking at a rehabilitation programme for cancer patients (Wii-Hab)
This study looked at a computer active video game to help people get back to a normal life after having cancer and cancer treatment.
More about this trial
- how to organise and manage a rehabilitation programme for cancer patients
- what future research may be needed in rehabilitation programmes for cancer patients
Summary of results
The research team had hoped to recruit about 60 people to this study. But part way through the trial, the hospital taking part changed the way it worked and began referring people to a specific exercise programme. So they were only able to recruit 8 people, 4 people in each group.
The research team found that people in both groups had positive changes in body image and quality of life. But they didn’t have enough information to do a detailed analysis. They don’t plan to publish the results of the study.
Where this information comes from
We have based this summary on information from the research team. As far as we are aware, the information they sent us has not been reviewed independently (
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Dr Joanne Wallace
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer