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Exercise beliefs of breast cancer survivors before and after participation in a randomized controlled trial.
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PMID:  17078777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to examine the exercise beliefs of breast cancer survivors before and after participation in a randomized trial. Prior to randomization, 52 breast cancer survivors completed exercise belief measures based on the theory of planned behavior. After the trial, participants assigned to the exercise group (n = 24) completed the belief measures again. Results show that there was significant variability in the expected benefits of exercise prerandomization, ranging from 40% for a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence to 94% for an improved energy level. Moreover, attitudes toward exercise and perceptions of control were higher in the exercise group after the exercise program. The findings are discussed in terms of the veracity of the exercise beliefs held by breast cancer survivors as well as the aspects of the program that may have contributed to the positive changes in exercise beliefs.
Kerry S Courneya; Lee W Jones; John R Mackey; Adrian S Fairey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of behavioral medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1070-5503     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Behav Med     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-02     Completed Date:  2007-01-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421097     Medline TA:  Int J Behav Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / psychology*,  rehabilitation
Exercise / psychology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Internal-External Control
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / prevention & control,  psychology
Survivors / psychology*

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