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Vive Revista de Salud

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AGURTO SILVA, VMaría Fernanda et al. Low-impact exercises to prevent complications from physical inactivity in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Vive Rev. Salud [online]. 2021, vol.4, n.10, pp.16-25.  Epub 30-Abr-2021. ISSN 2664-3243.

The World Health Organization (WHO), in 2018 reported acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) as the main cause of mortality in children and adolescents in the age range from 0 to 19 years, each year 300,000 are diagnosed new cases.


. To determine the effects of low-impact exercises in the prevention of complications associated with physical inactivity in boys and girls with Leukemia at the SOLCA Oncological Hospital in the city of Guayaquil.

Material and methods.

The scope of the research is descriptive, observational with a non-experimental and cross-sectional design. The data were obtained using the Cpax test and the fatigue scale, applied to 57 patients.


The evaluation by the Cpax test showed that 81% had a good physical condition and 19% had a regular condition; in relation to post-evaluation oxygen saturation, 98% showed values higher than> 90 and 2% values <90; Regarding the initial fatigue, 49% were reported with moderate fatigue, 42% extreme fatigue, 4% mild fatigue, 4% without fatigue and 2% with the worst fatigue, while in the post-evaluation 51% presented moderate fatigue, 35 % mild fatigue, 11% extreme fatigue, 4% without fatigue and 0% without the maximum level of fatigue. The result of the Chi-Square test on the Cpax comparison before and after the evaluation was p <0.05 with a confidence level of 99.9%, therefore, a significance was presented.


. The positive effect of the low-impact exercise plan applied in patients with ALL was evidenced.

Palabras clave : Acute lymphoblastic leukemia; fatigue; sedentarism.

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