Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1289–1295 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3952-9 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Factors influencing non-participation in an exercise program and attitudes towards physical activity amongst cancer survivors 1 1 1 Sarah J. Hardcastle & Chloe Maxwell-Smith & Sviatlana Kamarova & 2 2 3,4,5 Stephanie Lamb & Lesley Millar & Paul A. Cohen Received: 4 July 2017 /Accepted: 25 October 2017 /Published online: 31 October 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract knowledge of physical activity guidelines; and lack of referral Purpose The purposes of this study are to investigate factors or advice. The main barriers were contextual and included influencing non-participation in a structured exercise program availability of, and access to, the program. Participants for cancer survivors and to explore survivors’ experiences and expressed a preference for home-based physical activity. attitudes in relation to physical activity participation. Conclusions Interventions aimed at promoting physical activ- Methods Face-to-face or telephone interviews were conduct- ity in cancer survivors should offer home-based programs and ed with individuals who had registered for, or engaged in, the include referral and advice from oncologists. ‘Life Now’ exercise program run by Cancer Council Western Implications for cancer survivors Increasing cancer survi- Australia. Participants were 20 cancer survivors (mean age vors’ participation in,
Supportive Care in Cancer – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 31, 2017
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