The physical activity habits of oncology patients from entry to exit of an oncology rehabilitation program

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dc.contributor.advisor Kaminsky, Leonard A., 1955- en_US Grimm, Elizabeth K. en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:15Z 2011-06-03T19:41:15Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2007 .G755 en_US
dc.description.abstract Physical activity (PA) is related to prevention and rehabilitation (rehab) of oncology patients, however little is known about PA habits of patients with cancer. Purpose. The purpose of this study was to assess and characterize PA habits, fatigue, and mood states of cancer survivors from before participation in an exercise rehab program to the final week of a 16 session exercise rehab program. Methods. Eleven subjects (9 women, 2 men, with an average age 60.9±1 0.1 years) wore an Actigraph GT1M accelerometer and New Lifestyle series pedometer a week before beginning an exercise rehab program (baseline), the first week (week 1) and the final week of exercise rehab (week 8). Intensity counts/minute and steps were measured by the GT1M and steps were calculated by the pedometer. Results. Ten subjects were classified under the sedentary step index, walking <5,500 steps/day and further grouped under the subcategory for chronic diseased individuals proposed by Tudor-Locke and Myers of 3,500-5,500 steps/day. One subject was recorded by the accelerometer to meet the Surgeon General, American College of Sports Medicine/Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, and 10,000 step/day PA guidelines throughout the study. The accelerometer underestimated rehab activity of 4 subjects who exercised on the Nu-step during rehab. PA habits of steps and intensity varied at baseline, week 1, and week 8 and on rehab and non-rehab days. There were no patterns seen determined by diagnosis, treatment, or staging of cancer. Five subjects increased their 6 minute walk distance, 6 subjects decreased in total mood disturbance, and 4 subjects lowered their perception of fatigue. Conclusion. The intervention, exercise, with 11 cancer survivors maintained PA habits, functional ability, fatigue, and mood states over time and on rehab and non-rehab days.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science
dc.format.extent iv, 122 leaves : col. ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cancer -- Patients -- Health and hygiene. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cancer -- Exercise therapy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cancer -- Patients -- Rehabilitation. en_US
dc.title The physical activity habits of oncology patients from entry to exit of an oncology rehabilitation program en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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