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Exercise preferences of endometrial cancer survivors: a population-based study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16871091     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise has gained recognition as an effective supportive care intervention for cancer survivors, yet participation rates are low. Knowledge of the specific exercise counseling and programming preferences of cancer survivors may be useful for designing effective interventions. In this study, we examined the exercise preferences of 386 endometrial cancer survivors. Participants completed a questionnaire that included measures of past exercise behavior, exercise preferences, and medical and demographic information. Some key findings were as follows: (a) 76.9% of participants said they were interested or might be interested in doing an exercise program and (b) 81.7% felt they were able or likely able to actually do an exercise program. Participants also indicated that walking was their preferred activity (68.6%) and moderate exercise was their preferred intensity (61.1%). Logistic regression analyses showed that meeting public health guidelines for exercise, being overweight or obese, receiving adjuvant treatment, months since diagnosis, income, marital status, and level of education all influenced exercise preferences. These results suggest that endometrial cancer survivors have unique exercise preferences that are moderated by a number of demographic and medical variables. These findings may have implications for the design and implementation of clinical and population-based exercise interventions for endometrial cancer survivors.
Kristina H Karvinen; Kerry S Courneya; Kristin L Campbell; Robert G Pearcey; George Dundas; Valerie Capstick; Katia S Tonkin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer nursing     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0162-220X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer Nurs     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-27     Completed Date:  2006-09-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805358     Medline TA:  Cancer Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-65     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Endometrial Neoplasms / rehabilitation*
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction*
Socioeconomic Factors

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