Journal article

How Social Cognitive Theory can help oncology-based health professionals promote physical activity among breast cancer survivors

CE Short, EL James, RC Plotnikoff

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

PURPOSE: The majority of post treatment breast cancer survivors do not engage in physical activity (PA) at the recommended level. The promotion of PA among this group has the potential to dramatically improve quality of life and health outcomes. To maximise effectiveness, programs should be theory-based and address key determinants of PA behaviour. Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) has shown particular promise for developing and guiding PA interventions, but future research regarding how each SCT construct relates to PA among this group is needed. This study aims to explore how core SCT constructs impact on PA participation among post treatment breast cancer survivors, and gain greater insights ..

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