Asian Oncol Nurs.  2014 Dec;14(4):221-226. 10.5388/aon.2014.14.4.221.

A Comparison of the Physical Activity of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients and Healthy People

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea. pjyun@ulsan.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The study aimed to compare the physical activity of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients with healthy people (HP).
METHODS
The research design of this study was cross sectional and, descriptive study. It was conducted from January 26th to May 22nd, 2013. We matched HSCT patients to HP based on age and gender, and measured physical activity using a pedometer. Patient's clinical information were gathered by the medical record reviews.
RESULTS
The number of steps was significantly less in HSCT patients (HSCT: 214 (7~3,373) vs HP: 7,921 (3,180~17,539), p<.001). Physical activity time was significantly less in HSCT patients (HSCT: 840 (680~1,320)min vs HP: 990 (540~1,090)min, p<.001). Step count showed a significant relationship with platelet count (r=.40, p=.004).
CONCLUSION
HSCT patients perform very low intensity of physical activities. The study shows the necessity to apply programs to promote physical activities in isolation rooms for patients undergoing HSCT.

Keyword

Physical Activity; Step Test; Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation; Laminar Air-Flow Areas; Hematologic Diseases

MeSH Terms

Environment, Controlled
Exercise Test
Hematologic Diseases
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation*
Humans
Medical Records
Motor Activity*
Platelet Count
Research Design
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