Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
A Fitness-Wellness Program for Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and Their Best Friends: A Case-Comparison-Control Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK, USA
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK, USA
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK, USA
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK, USA
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
A Fitness-Wellness Program for Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and Their Best Friends: A Case-Comparison-Control Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505154. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6003
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505154. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6003
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

The course of care for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) involves chemotherapy, which causes physical deficits in strength, balance, and sensation, as well as psychosocial effects, including risk of depression. This study highlights the successful use of a six-month fitness and wellness program consisting of physical activity, social interaction, and education, for children with ALL and their best friends, to reduce the physical and psychosocial effects of cancer treatment.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kristen Faucett

Additional Authors and Speakers: Jessica Tsotsoros

Contributing Authors: Ken Randall, Michael Norris