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Factors associated with exercise counseling and program preferences among breast cancer survivors.
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PMID:  18820344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess differences in exercise counseling preferences, program preferences, and telephone/Internet access among breast cancer survivors based on exercise behavior and demographic, medical, social cognitive, and environmental factors. METHODS: A self-administered survey was returned by 192 breast cancer survivors. RESULTS: Participants were Caucasian (98%), and the mean age was 64+/-11.5 years. Participants preferring an exercise specialist were more likely to report current treatment, higher self-efficacy, greater perceived barriers, and a residential environment conducive to physical activity. Participants preferring face-to-face counseling and exercising outdoors were younger, and those preferring to exercise alone and at home reported lower social support. Low-intensity exercise was preferred by participants who were sedentary, obese, less self-efficacious, enjoyed exercise less, perceived greater barriers, and reported lower social support. Participants with Internet access were more apt to be younger with higher income and greater social support. CONCLUSIONS: Demographic, medical, social cognitive, and environmental factors might influence exercise preferences and Internet access. Future research assessing the effectiveness of tailoring interventions based on these factors is warranted.
Laura Q Rogers; Kerry S Courneya; Steven Verhulst; Stephen J Markwell; Edward McAuley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physical activity & health     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1543-3080     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Act Health     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-29     Completed Date:  2009-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189457     Medline TA:  J Phys Act Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  688-705     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL 62794, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms*
Counseling / methods,  utilization*
Health Education
Health Surveys
Internet / utilization
Middle Aged
Midwestern United States
Patient Satisfaction*
Self Efficacy
Grant Support

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