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Semin Oncol Nurs. 2016 Aug;32(3):255-72. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2016.05.006. Epub 2016 Jul 29.

The Impact of Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention: Implications for Nurses.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To discuss the significant issues surrounding the prescribing of physical activity as a first line of defense against the development of age-associated life-limiting illnesses such as cancer while providing strategic knowledge for clinicians regarding its prescription and management.

DATA SOURCES:

Literature review on physical activity in cancer prevention.

CONCLUSION:

There is growing evidence that reduced physical activity increases the risk of co-morbid conditions such as cancer, yet there is limited clinician education and subsequent prescription of physical activity.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

Nurses in partnership with other primary care clinicians have a unique opportunity to effect change of our nation's greatest modifiable public health threat, physical inactivity.

KEYWORDS:

cancer; chronic disease; exercise; exercise prescription; physical activity; physical inactivity; sedentary

PMID:
27539280
DOI:
10.1016/j.soncn.2016.05.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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