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Predictors of adherence to supervised exercise in lymphoma patients participating in a randomized controlled trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20563764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Exercise improves health in lymphoma patients but the determinants of adherence in this population are unknown. The purpose of this study is to examine predictors of exercise adherence in lymphoma patients. In a randomized trial, 60 lymphoma patients were assigned to the exercise group and asked to attend three supervised exercise sessions per week for 12 weeks. Baseline data were collected on demographic, medical, fitness, psychosocial, and motivational variables. Adherence was assessed by objective attendance. Adherence was 77.8% and was significantly predicted by age (beta = 0.29; p = 0.016) and past exercise (beta = 0.27; p = 0.024); and borderline significantly predicted by previous treatments (beta = 0.22; p = 0.053), body mass index (beta = -0.21; p = 0.076), and smoking (beta = -0.19; p = 0.092). Poorer exercise adherence was experienced by lymphoma patients under age 40, insufficiently active at baseline, previously treated with radiation therapy, overweight or obese, and smokers. Findings may facilitate the development of targeted interventions to improve exercise adherence in this understudied patient population.
Authors:
Kerry S Courneya; Clare Stevinson; Margaret L McNeely; Christopher M Sellar; Carolyn J Peddle; Christine M Friedenreich; Alex Mazurek; Neil Chua; Keith Tankel; Sanraj Basi; Tony Reiman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1532-4796     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Behav Med     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-03     Completed Date:  2011-01-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510246     Medline TA:  Ann Behav Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2H9. kerry.courneya@ualberta.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Exercise Therapy / methods,  psychology*
Female
Humans
Lymphoma / psychology*,  therapy
Male
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance / psychology*
Risk Factors

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