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Table 2 Intervention characteristics

From: Identifying outcomes reported in exercise interventions in oesophagogastric cancer survivors: a systematic review

Study (author, year) Study design Country Intervention Comparator Exercise type Aerobic dose: frequency, intensity, duration Resistance dose: frequency, intensity
Chang et al., 2020 [6] RCT Taiwan Exercise, nursing education, health informatics programme Control/usual care Aerobic: Home-based walking programme 3–5 days/week × 12 weeks, Moderate (Borg Scale: 12–16 and 55–65% HRR), 30 mins/day or 150 mins/week N/A
Cho et al., 2018 [23] Single Arm, Feasibility Study South Korea Exercise None Aerobic: Walking, Resistance: Free weights, resistance bands, bodyweight exercises Daily × 14 days, Not specified, Not specified 3 times/week × 8 weeks, Moderate (Borg Scale: 12–14)
Fagevik Olsén et al., 2017 [24] RCT Sweden Exercise Control/usual care Resistance: Isometric, bodyweight, resistance band exercises N/A Daily for 3 months, 10 reps
ReStOre Feasibility Study
Guinan et al., 2017 and O’Neill et al., 2017 [21, 22]
Single Arm, Feasibility Study Ireland Exercise, dietary counselling and education. None Aerobic: Treadmill-walking, stationary bike, cross trainer
Resistance: Not specified
12 weeks (14 supervised sessions, 37 unsupervised sessions), Low (30–45% HRR) progressed to moderate (45–60% HRR), 20–35 min (aerobic & resistance training times combined) 12 weeks (14 supervised sessions, 37 unsupervised sessions), Light resistance work
ReStOre RCT
O’Neill et al., 2018 [5]
RCT Ireland Exercise, dietary counselling & education. Control/usual care Aerobic: Treadmill-walking, stationary bike, cross trainer
Resistance: Free weights, leg press, resistance bands
12 weeks (14 supervised sessions, 37 unsupervised sessions), Low (30–45% HRR) progressed to moderate (45–60% HRR), 20–35 min 12 weeks (14 supervised sessions, 37 unsupervised sessions), 2 sets of 12-RM, progressed to 6 sets of 17-RM
Van Vulpen et al., 2017 [25] RCT Protocol Netherlands Exercise Control/usual care Aerobic: Exercise machines, Resistance: Rowing, bench press, squat, shoulder press, biceps curl, lunges, calf-raises, triceps extension, abdominal crunch 12 weeks, Weeks 1–3: 40–60% HRR, Weeks 4–8: 15–20 min at 60–70% HRR and 5–10 min at 70–89% HRR, Weeks 9–12: 10 mins at 60–75% HRR and interval training of 10 sets × 30 s maximal exercise with a 1-min active rest, 50 mins (aerobic & resistance times combined) Twice weekly for 12 weeks, 1 set × 20–25 reps at 20-RM, progressed to 2 sets × 15–20 reps at 15-RM
  1. Borg Scale Borg Scale of Relative Perceived Exertion, HRR Heart Rate Reserve, mins minutes, N/A Not Applicable, Reps Repetitions, RM Repetition Maximum