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Systematic review found mobility strategies led to an increase in mobility in adults after surgery for hip fracture compared to usual care

Improving mobility outcomes after hip fracture is key to recovery. Mobility is the ability to move about, including standing up and walking and mobility strategies are treatments that aim to help people move better. This …

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Cochrane systematic review found moderate certainty evidence that physical activity interventions for 6 months or more probably improve exercise capacity in people with cystic fibrosis, when compared to no training

This Cochrane systematic review aimed to estimate the effects of physical activity on exercise capacity, lung function and health-related quality of life in people with cystic fibrosis. This review was an update of a previously …

Read moreCochrane systematic review found moderate certainty evidence that physical activity interventions for 6 months or more probably improve exercise capacity in people with cystic fibrosis, when compared to no training

Systematic review found that standalone gamified smartphone apps have a small-to-moderate effect on increasing physical activity levels in people of all health statuses and ages

Many people do not meet the recommended levels of physical activity. Strategies are needed to improve motivation for increasing and sustaining physical activity levels. Gamification of smartphone apps involves using game design elements including storytelling, …

Read moreSystematic review found that standalone gamified smartphone apps have a small-to-moderate effect on increasing physical activity levels in people of all health statuses and ages

Systematic review found that cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnotherapy are associated with higher treatment success compared to no intervention for children with functional abdominal pain disorders.

Functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs) can be divided into four subcategories (functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal migraine and functional abdominal pain not otherwise specified). These painful conditions can severely affect the quality of life …

Read moreSystematic review found that cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnotherapy are associated with higher treatment success compared to no intervention for children with functional abdominal pain disorders.

Systematic review found that every 30 min/week of moderate to vigorous supervised aerobic exercise training in people with type 2 diabetes significantly reduced HbA1c, with the greatest reduction seen with 100 min/week.

Type 2 diabetes is a global public health concern, with increasing incidence and financial burden. Improving glycaemic control (measured by glycated haemoglobin, HbA1c) reduces risks of microvascular complications and cardiovascular disease events. Previous systematic reviews …

Read moreSystematic review found that every 30 min/week of moderate to vigorous supervised aerobic exercise training in people with type 2 diabetes significantly reduced HbA1c, with the greatest reduction seen with 100 min/week.

Systematic review found that exercise training for colorectal cancer survivors during chemotherapy reduces cancer-related fatigue

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. Up to half of colorectal cancer survivors report cancer-related fatigue, a debilitating and often long-term symptom impacting health-related quality of life and activity participation. . …

Read moreSystematic review found that exercise training for colorectal cancer survivors during chemotherapy reduces cancer-related fatigue

Systematic review found that exercise interventions improve muscle quality in older adults

Muscle quality maintenance or improvement is important for older adults to preserve or enhance physical function and metabolic health. There is conflicting evidence on whether exercise interventions improve morphological muscle quality (structure) and neuromuscular muscle …

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Systematic review found that surgical stabilisation for a first-time anterior shoulder dislocation reduces the risk of recurrent instability and need for a future surgery compared to sling immobilisation

Anterior shoulder dislocations are among the most common shoulder injuries in adolescent athletes and often occur after acute trauma. Despite multiple studies comparing rates of recurrent instability after surgical stabilisation and non-operative sling immobilisation for …

Read moreSystematic review found that surgical stabilisation for a first-time anterior shoulder dislocation reduces the risk of recurrent instability and need for a future surgery compared to sling immobilisation

Systematic review found that neuromuscular electrical stimulation improves activities of daily living after stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of disability and is typically associated with loss of motor function and reduced ability to perform activities of daily living. Electrical stimulation is recommended in clinical guidelines, but previous systematic …

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Systematic review found that behavioural strategies combined with self-directed exercise programs increase adherence with physical activity in women who had breast cancer

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in women globally. Self-directed physical activity or exercise programs are associated with positive breast cancer outcomes. Behavioural strategies that can increase adherence with these …

Read moreSystematic review found that behavioural strategies combined with self-directed exercise programs increase adherence with physical activity in women who had breast cancer

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