Physical activity preferences of early-stage lung cancer survivors Journal Article


Authors: Philip, E. J.; Coups, E. J.; Feinstein, M. B.; Park, B. J.; Wilson, D. J.; Ostroff, J. S.
Article Title: Physical activity preferences of early-stage lung cancer survivors
Abstract: Purpose: Engagement in physical activity can provide important benefits for cancer patients and survivors, including those diagnosed with lung cancer. Despite this, many survivors do not engage in recommended levels of physical activity and little is known about the obstacles encountered by lung cancer survivors. The current study examines the physical activity preferences of early-stage lung cancer survivors. Method: As part of a larger survey study, 175 non-small cell lung cancer survivors who were on average 3.6 years from surgical treatment responded to questions regarding their preferences for physical activity and physical activity advice. Demographic and medical characteristics were also collected. Results: The majority of respondents (62%) reported a desire to receive advice regarding physical activity, predominantly before treatment (68%), in face-to-face interactions (95%) with a physician (80%), and within the context of a cancer care center (92%). Approximately half of participants indicated they would be interested in an exercise program tailored to lung cancer survivors and most individuals (73%) reported feeling capable of engaging in an exercise program. Differences in physical activity preferences emerged based on demographic and disease characteristics. Conclusions: The majority of participants reported a desire for physical activity advice and a willingness to engage in physical activity. Important differences were found based on demographic and medical characteristics, which may warrant consideration in the development and dissemination of physical activity interventions for this cancer survivor population. © Springer-Verlag 2013.
Keywords: treatment response; aged; cancer surgery; major clinical study; demography; lung non small cell cancer; health survey; lung cancer; cancer survivor; cancer center; disease severity; survivorship; physical activity; social interaction; human; male; female; priority journal; article; physical activity preferences
Journal Title: Supportive Care in Cancer
Volume: 22
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0941-4355
Publisher: Springer Verlag  
Date Published: 2014-02-01
Start Page: 495
End Page: 502
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/s00520-013-2002-5
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC3947315
PUBMED: 24091722
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Notes: Export Date: 1 August 2014 -- CODEN: SCCAE -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Jamie S Ostroff
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  2. Errol J Philip
    44 Philip
  3. Donna J Wilson
    15 Wilson