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EXPLORING INTENTION TO EXERCISE WITHIN A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR POPULATION

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2021
Abstract/Description:
One modality to improve quality of life, in Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS), is physical activity (PA). Less than 30% of BCS participate in PA. The purpose of this study is to explore BCS’s intention to exercise. Seventy-five BCS patients, undergoing treatment, completed a survey. The survey assessed the following: Health care practitioner influence, Demographics, Stages of Change (SOC), anxiety and depression, perceived barriers to exercise, past and current exercise, and the constructs of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). BCS who were older, had less education, did not exercise before diagnosis, were in the pre-contemplation and contemplation stages, and/or exhibited a low Perceived Behavioral Control had a lower intention to exercise. Incorporating the findings from this research into an intervention may assist with increasing intention to exercise among BCS.
Title: EXPLORING INTENTION TO EXERCISE WITHIN A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR POPULATION.
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Name(s): Hyatt, Brandice Jean, author
Hall, Michael, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2021
Date Issued: 2021
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 104 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: One modality to improve quality of life, in Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS), is physical activity (PA). Less than 30% of BCS participate in PA. The purpose of this study is to explore BCS’s intention to exercise. Seventy-five BCS patients, undergoing treatment, completed a survey. The survey assessed the following: Health care practitioner influence, Demographics, Stages of Change (SOC), anxiety and depression, perceived barriers to exercise, past and current exercise, and the constructs of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). BCS who were older, had less education, did not exercise before diagnosis, were in the pre-contemplation and contemplation stages, and/or exhibited a low Perceived Behavioral Control had a lower intention to exercise. Incorporating the findings from this research into an intervention may assist with increasing intention to exercise among BCS.
Identifier: FA00013703 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (MS)--Florida Atlantic University, 2021.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Breast--Cancer
Exercise
Quality of life
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