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Am J Health Behav. 2010 Mar-Apr;34(2):225-36.

Understanding physical activity maintenance in breast cancer survivors.

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Centre for Nursing and Health Studies, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Canada. jeffv@athabascau.ca

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine predictors of physical activity (PA) 6 months after a randomized controlled trial.

METHODS:

Breast cancer survivors (N=377) completed assessments at baseline, postintervention, and 6 months after the intervention. Data were collected on demographic, medical, psychosocial, motivational, and behavioral variables at baseline, postintervention, and 6 months.

RESULTS:

Survivors meeting PA guidelines at baseline (OR = 5.54, 95% CI = 2.99-9.82, P < 0.001) and postintervention (OR = 2.92, 95% CI = 1.63-5.23, P < 0.001) had a greater likelihood of meeting PA guidelines at 6 months follow-up.

CONCLUSIONS:

Interventions promoting PA maintenance should focus on optimizing PA behavior, psychosocial functioning, and motivation.

PMID:
19814602
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