A randomised, phase II, unblinded trial of an Exercise and Nutrition-based Rehabilitation programme (ENeRgy) versus standard care in patients with cancer: Feasibility trial protocol
Hall, Charlie C.
Skipworth, Richard J. E.
Fallon, Marie T.
Laird, Barry J.
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Hall, C. C., Norris, L., Dixon, L., Cook, J., Maddocks, M., Graham, C., Tuck, S., Haraldsdottir, E., Brown, D., Lloyd, A., Finucane, A., Hall, P., Diernberger, K., Skipworth, R. J. E., Fallon, M. T. & Laird, B. J. (2018) A randomised, phase II, unblinded trial of an Exercise and Nutrition-based Rehabilitation programme (ENeRgy) versus standard care in patients with cancer: Feasibility trial protocol. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4 (192).
Patients are living longer with incurable cancer  such that in many cases, cancer is likened to a chronic disease [2, 3, 4]. This development has wide-ranging implications for both patients and wider society, with increased longevity comes increased morbidity and associated socio-economic burden [5, 6]. Primary cost drivers for patients with advanced cancer are hospitalisation, GP and domiciliary visits . Rehabilitation has been advocated as one such way of optimising the function and quality of life in this group of patients ; however, the optimal components of a rehabilitation model for patients with incurable cancer remain to be elucidated...