Cancer risk-reduction behaviors of breast cancer survivors

Ada M. Lindsey, Nancy Waltman, Gloria Gross, Carol D. Ott, Jan Twiss

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Abstract

Using secondary data analysis, the aim was to determine if postmenopausal women, who have survived breast cancer, have adopted healthy nutritional and physical activity behaviors recommended in the American Cancer Society guidelines as cancer risk-reduction strategies, and in guidelines for prevention of other chronic diseases or for improving general health. From their personal health history, women who have survived breast cancer would be likely candidates to adopt healthy behaviors recommended as cancer risk-reduction strategies or for prevention of other chronic diseases. A secondary aim was to determine the perceived general health and affective state of these women. These breast cancer survivors had a high perception of their general health, a positive affective state, and have adopted some healthy lifestyle behaviors, but they are not fully adhering to the ACS nutrition and physical activity guidelines or other health-related guidelines for cancer risk reduction or prevention of other chronic diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)872-890
Number of pages19
JournalWestern journal of nursing research
Volume26
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004

Keywords

  • Breast cancer survivors
  • Cancer risk reduction
  • Healthy lifestyle behaviors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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