Sport and exercise in paediatric stem cell transplantation

    In a project funded by the German José Carreras leukaemia foundation we examine whether specific sports and exercise therapy during the acute and rehabilitation phase of stem cell transplantation has a positive impact on the course of therapy. The effects of inpatient and outpatient sports activities on quality of life, Fatigue Syndrome, motor skills and health-related parameters will be analysed.

    The project is performed in cooperation with the Institute of Sports Medicine of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. The study has started on 1/07/2010; the grant period is 3 years.