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Exercise programming and counseling preferences of breast cancer survivors during or after radiation therapy.
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PMID:  21875828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Purpose/Objectives: To explore exercise programming and counseling preferences and exercise-related beliefs in breast cancer survivors during and after radiation therapy, and to compare differences based on treatment and insurance status.Design: Cross-sectional survey.Setting: Ambulatory cancer center in a rural community in eastern North Carolina.Sample: 91 breast cancer survivors during or after radiation therapy.Methods: The researchers administered the questionnaire to participants.Main Research Variables: Exercise programming and counseling preferences and exercise beliefs moderated by treatment status (on-treatment, early, and late survivors) and insurance status (Medicaid, non-Medicaid).Findings: Chi-square analyses indicated that fewer Medicaid users were physically active and reported health benefits as an advantage of exercise compared to non-Medicaid users (p < 0.05). In addition, more Medicaid users preferred exercise programming at their cancer center compared to non-Medicaid users (p < 0.05). More on-treatment and early survivors listed health benefits as advantages to exercise, but fewer indicated weight control as an advantage compared to late survivors (p < 0.05). Early survivors were more likely than on-treatment survivors to indicate that accessible facilities would make exercising easier for them (p < 0.05).Conclusions: Medicaid users are less active, less likely to identify health benefits as an advantage for exercising, and more likely to prefer cancer center-based exercise programming compared to non-Medicaid users. In addition, on-treatment and early survivors are more likely to list health benefits and less likely to indicate weight control as advantages of exercising compared to late survivors.Implications for Nursing: The low activity levels of Medicaid users may be best targeted by providing cancer center-based exercise programming. Exercise interventions may be most effective if tailored to the unique needs of treatment status.
Kristina H Karvinen; Thomas D Raedeke; Hyder Arastu; Ron R Allison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oncology nursing forum     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1538-0688     ISO Abbreviation:  Oncol Nurs Forum     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809033     Medline TA:  Oncol Nurs Forum     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E326-34     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Exercise and Sport Science, College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
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