Cancer Patients Perceptions of Traditional and Non-Traditional Exercise

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308605
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cancer Patients Perceptions of Traditional and Non-Traditional Exercise
Author(s):
Khatra, Simran; Jones, Tisha; Reis, Debra V.; Walsh, M Eileen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Simran Khatra, BSN, RN, Simran.khatra@utoledo.edu; Tisha Jones, MSW; Debra Reis, MSN, RN, CNP; M Eileen Walsh, PhD, MSN, BSN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

b>Background:  There is little information on patient perceptions of exercise during cancer treatment and only a limited body of research on the efficacy of non-traditional exercise modalities for cancer patients.  Some studies show that exercise aids in managing and relieving symptoms, yet many cancer patients do not engage in exercise. 

Purpose:  The purpose of this study is to describe cancer patients’ perceptions of traditional and non-traditional exercise and the target audience will be oncology nurses. 

Methods:  All cancer patients scheduled for their first outpatient treatment were invited to participate. Patients were asked to complete a 29-item survey, consisting of demographic and medical history questions.   Exercise behaviors were assessed using the Godin Leisure Time Questionnaire and Perception of Traditional and Non-Traditional Exercise Survey.

Results: A total of 112 patients (56% females and 44% males) completed the study.   The majority were diagnosed with breast (34%), prostate (21%), or lung (15%) cancers and treated with radiation therapy (66%).  The majority of patients did not engage in strenuous exercise (64%) or moderate exercise (46%).  Respondents identified traditional exercise as useful (76%) and beneficial (66%); and non-traditional exercise as useful (48%) and beneficial (43%).  The majority of patients preferred traditional (35%) over non-traditional exercise (12%), while 15% had no preference and 20% preferred both types.   

Conclusions: The majority of these cancer patients did not participate in strenuous or moderate exercise.  Although a convenience sample, this suggests the potential need to discuss the importance of exercise as an adjunct during cancer treatment in symptom management.  It would be helpful to provide educational sessions for oncology nursing staff on exercise modalities and strategies to discuss exercise interventions with cancer patients.  In addition, providing specific educational materials about both traditional and non-traditional types of exercise in outpatient treatment areas may be of benefit.

Keywords:
Perceptions; Cancer; Exercise
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCancer Patients Perceptions of Traditional and Non-Traditional Exerciseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKhatra, Simranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJones, Tishaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorReis, Debra V.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, M Eileenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsSimran Khatra, BSN, RN, Simran.khatra@utoledo.edu; Tisha Jones, MSW; Debra Reis, MSN, RN, CNP; M Eileen Walsh, PhD, MSN, BSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308605-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>b>Background:  </b>There is little information on patient perceptions of exercise during cancer treatment and only a limited body of research on the efficacy of non-traditional exercise modalities for cancer patients.  Some studies show that exercise aids in managing and relieving symptoms, yet many cancer patients do not engage in exercise.  <p><b>Purpose:  </b>The purpose of this study is to describe cancer patients’ perceptions of traditional and non-traditional exercise and the target audience will be oncology nurses.  <p><b>Methods:  </b>All cancer patients scheduled for their first outpatient treatment were invited to participate. Patients were asked to complete a 29-item survey, consisting of demographic and medical history questions.   Exercise behaviors were assessed using the Godin Leisure Time Questionnaire and Perception of Traditional and Non-Traditional Exercise Survey. <p><b>Results</b>: A total of 112<b> </b>patients (56% females and 44% males) completed the study.   The majority were diagnosed with breast (34%), prostate (21%), or lung (15%) cancers and treated with radiation therapy (66%).  The majority of patients did not engage in strenuous exercise (64%) or moderate exercise (46%).  Respondents identified traditional exercise as useful (76%) and beneficial (66%); and non-traditional exercise as useful (48%) and beneficial (43%).  The majority of patients preferred traditional (35%) over non-traditional exercise (12%), while 15% had no preference and 20% preferred both types.    <p><b>Conclusions: </b>The majority of these cancer patients did not participate in strenuous or moderate exercise.  Although a convenience sample, this suggests the potential need to discuss the importance of exercise as an adjunct during cancer treatment in symptom management.  It would be helpful to provide educational sessions for oncology nursing staff on exercise modalities and strategies to discuss exercise interventions with cancer patients.  In addition, providing specific educational materials about both traditional and non-traditional types of exercise in outpatient treatment areas may be of benefit.en_GB
dc.subjectPerceptionsen_GB
dc.subjectCanceren_GB
dc.subjectExerciseen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:30Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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