Correlates of Physical Activity Self-efficacy Among Breast Cancer Survivors

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Abstract:

Objective : To determine physical activity (PA) self-efficacy correlates in breast cancer survivors.

Methods : Mail survey of 192 breast cancer survivors.

Results : Structural equation analyses demonstrated significant and direct associations for perceived PA barriers (.29), fatigue (.24), social support (.12), enjoyment (.12), and prediagnosis PA (.11) with barriers self-efficacy. Prediagnosis PA (.51), social support (.26), and barriers self-efficacy (.13) demonstrated direct associations with current leisure PA. Task self-efficacy analysis results were similar except perceived barriers and prediagnosis PA were not associated with task self-efficacy.

Conclusions : Multiple potential efficacy correlates exist and may vary based on the aspect of self-efficacy examined.

Keywords: exercise; health education; oncology; prevention; survivorship

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.32.6.4

Affiliations: 1 Associate Professor, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL.

Publication date: November 1, 2008

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  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

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