Table 2.

Intervention characteristics of 15 RCTs examining the effects of exercise on depression in cancer survivors

TrialExercise format and delivery modeType of exercise programMode of aerobic exerciseSupervision of exercise programExercise bouts per wkLength of exercise boutNumber of wks of exerciseExercise intensityDelivery setting
Badger and colleagues (2007)Individual Phone deliveryAerobicWalkingUnsupervised4Not reported6Not reportedHome
Cadmus and colleagues (2009)Individual Phone and print deliveryAerobicMix of types of aerobicUnsupervised530 min2460%–80% heart rate maxHome
Cadmus and colleagues (2009)Individual In-person deliveryNot reportedMix of types of exercisesMixed supervision3/wk supervised, 2/wk unsupervised30 min2460%–80% heart rate maxCommunity facility and home
Courneya and colleagues (2003)Individual In-person deliveryAerobicMix of types of aerobicUnsupervised3–520–30 min1665%–75% heart rate maxHome
Courneya and colleagues (2007)Individual In-person deliveryAerobicMix of types of aerobicSupervised345 min1760%–80% VO2 maxUniversity facility
Courneya and colleagues (2009)Individual In-person deliveryAerobicCycle ergometerSupervised340–45 min1260%–75% VO2 peakUniversity facility
Culos-Reed and colleagues (2010)Both individual and group In-person deliveryBoth aerobic and strength trainingWalkingMixed supervision3–560 min16“Moderate”Mix of community facility and home
Daley and colleagues (2007)Individual In-person deliveryAerobicNot reportedSupervised350 min865%–85% heart rate maxUniversity facility
Dodd and colleagues (2010)Individual Phone deliveryAerobicMix of types of aerobicUnsupervised3–520-30 min5260%–80% VO2 peakHome
Kaltsatou and colleagues (2011)Group In-person deliveryBoth aerobic and strength trainingDancingSupervised360 min2465%–80% heart rate maxNot reported
Monga and colleagues (2007)Format not reported In-person deliveryAerobicWalkingSupervised330 + 20 min of warm-up/cool-down865% heart rate reserveMedical facility
Mutrie and colleagues (2007)Group In-person deliveryBoth aerobic and strength trainingMix of types of aerobicMixed supervision345 min1250%–75% heart rate maxMix of community facility and home
Payne and colleagues (2008)Individual In-person deliveryAerobicWalkingUnsupervised420 min14“Moderate”Home
Perna and colleagues (2010)Individual In-person deliveryMix of aerobic and strength trainingWalkingMix of supervision330–40 min1270%–85% heart rate maxMix of medical facility and home
Thorsen and colleagues (2005)Individual In-person and print deliveryMix of aerobic and strength trainingMix of types of aerobicUnsupervised230 min1460%–70% heart rate maxHome