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Am J Health Behav. 2012 Jul;36(4):483-94. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.36.4.5.

Determinants of physical activity in young adult cancer survivors.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine the determinants of physical activity (PA) in young adult cancer survivors (YACS).

METHODS:

A survey of 588 YACS in Alberta, Canada, assessed PA, medical and demographical factors, and theory of planned behavior variables.

RESULTS:

Path analysis explained 38% (P<.001) of the variance in PA with significant contributions from intention, planning, affective attitude, education, and general health. In turn, 56% (P<.001) of the variance in intention was explained by perceived behavioral control, instrumental attitude, and affective attitude.

CONCLUSION:

PA interventions in YACS should focus on developing strong intentions by targeting perceived behavioral control, instrumental attitude, and affective attitude.

PMID:
22488398
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.36.4.5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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