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Table 3 Weekly distribution of testing, M3EP and SIT exercise sessions across the exercise intervention

From: Mechanical suppression of osteolytic bone metastases in advanced breast cancer patients: a randomised controlled study protocol evaluating safety, feasibility and preliminary efficacy of exercise as a targeted medicine

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Week 0

Baseline testing

Week 1 to Week 2

SIT

SIT

SIT

REST

REST

M3EP

M3EP

M3EP

Week 3 to Week 12

SIT

SIT

SIT

SIT

SIT

REST

REST

M3EP

M3EP

M3EP

Week 13

Post-Intervention Testing

  1. Clinic exercise sessions occur on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; home isometric exercise sessions occur on Tuesday and Thursday. Spinal isometric exercises are provided at the start of all clinic exercise sessions (following a general warm up). Home-based SIT starts from week 3 onwards to enable appropriate familiarisation and training during the first 2 weeks of the programme
  2. Abbreviations: SIT spinal isometric training (15 min), M3EP modular multi-modal exercise programme (60 min)