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_b.B37 2012
100 _aBARBER, FEDRICKER DIANE
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245 _aEXPLORING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ADULT CANCER SURVIVORS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS' SOCIAL SUPPORT, SELF-EFFICACY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BEHAVIOR, AND QUALITY OF LIFE
_cby FEDRICKER DIANE BARBER
260 _a[Tyler, Texas]
_b[University of Texas at Tyler]
_c2012
300 _a1 online resource (viii, 115 pages)
_btext file, PDF
336 _2rdacontent
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337 _2rdamedia
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338 _2rdacarrier
_aonline resource
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502 _aDissertation (Ph.D.), University of Texas at Tyler, 2012.
504 _aIncludes bibliographic references (pages 86-88).
520 _aLess than 20% of cancer survivors meet recommended physical activity (PA) guidelines. Research reporting positive impact of social support on PA in cancer survivors has not included their caregivers’ PA. A review of the literature examining social support and PA in cancer survivors supported including caregivers in developing strategies to increase PA in cancer survivors. The purposes of this study were: (1) to explore the differences and relationships between adult cancer survivors' and caregivers' social support, self-efficacy for physical activity (SEPA), PA, and quality of life (QOL), and (2) understand cancer survivors and caregivers' perception of social support in PA participation. A quasi-experimental design, guided by Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory, was used to explore the differences and relationships between variables in a sample of 101 cancer survivors and caregivers. Mann-Whitney U Test revealed that physical QOL was significantly higher in caregivers (Mdn = 60.38, n = 38) than cancer survivors (Mdn = 39.75, n = 57), U = 612, z = -3.57, p = .000, r = 0.37). Spearman’s rho identified a negative relationship between physical QOL and PA, r = -.31, n = 56, p = .011 in cancer survivors; and a significant relationship between PA and social support from friend PA participation, r = .45, n = 33, p = .004 in caregivers. Responses to open-ended questions revealed that cancer survivors and caregivers rely on their social support to encourage and motivate them to participate in PA. These findings suggest priority should be given to strategies that encourage PA in both cancer survivors and their caregivers.
650 _aSocial networks
650 _aSelf-efficacy
650 _aExercise
650 _aCancer
_xPatients
650 _aQuality of life
650 _aCaregivers
699 _aNursing
710 _aThe University of Texas at Tyler
856 _3Dissertation
_uhttp://hdl.handle.net/10950/99
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