Intervention components promoting adherence to strength training exercise in breast cancer survivors with bone loss

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Abstract

Numerous studies have reported that exercise is safe and beneficial for breast cancer survivors; however, long-term adherence to exercise programs is not easy to accomplish. This secondary analysis examined the demographic and clinical characteristics, adherence to exercise, and cognitive-behavioral intervention components data collected on 120 postmenopausal women with a history of breast cancer and bone loss who had been randomized to the exercise group in a 24-month study. Hierarchical regression was used to identify variables that predicted adherence to exercise. Mean adherence to exercises was 61.89%. Feedback and support were the most frequently used cognitive-behavioral intervention components. In hierarchical regression, predictors for adherence to exercise were feedback(β=.40, p<.001) and adherence to exercise in the previous time period(β=.31, p <.001). Participants receiving more frequent feedback had higher adherence to exercise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-689
Number of pages19
JournalWestern journal of nursing research
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011

Keywords

  • adults
  • community
  • exercise
  • oncology
  • statistical analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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