The feasibility of a home based exercise intervention for Latina breast cancer survivors Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Owen, Jean M.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
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  • The purpose of the study was to examine the feasibility of administering a home based exercise intervention to post-treated Latina breast cancer survivors. A secondary purpose was to examine if a relationship exist between changes in physical activity (PA) levels and changes in depression, fatigue, and quality of life (QOL). Seven female Latina breast cancer survivors participated in the study. No significant change was found in overall PA (p=0.684) from baseline to the end of the study. A significant positive relationship between overall PA changes and changes in QOL scores (rho(7) = 0.870; p = 0.024), and a marginally significant inverse relationship between PA and depression (rho(7) = -0.709; p=0.074) was observed. Even though the exercise intervention appeared to not have increased overall PA, the relationships observed between PA and QOL, and the trend toward decreasing depression warrants further research.
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  • Battaglini, Claudio L.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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