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Table 3 Modulating factors for future study designs

From: Implementing a home-based exercise program for patients with advanced, incurable diseases after discharge and their caregivers: lessons we have learned

Category Modulating factors
Patients Clinician-estimated life expectancy
ECOG
Dyspnea
In-versus outpatients
If inpatients: involvement of one or more wards
Amount of exercise experience
Intervention Variable exercises: ensure similar RPE
Lying, sitting or standing exercises
Duration period
Length of an exercise
Exercises per week
Supportive means Phone calls
Diary
Manual
Supervision by exercise professional/physiotherapist
Material: elastic bands etc.
Instruction video
Cooperation of staff in another facility (e.g. hospice)
Inclusion of caregiver
  1. ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group