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Henriksson, Anna
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Henriksson, A., Arving, C., Johansson, B., Igelström, H. & Nordin, K. (2016). Perceived barriers to and facilitators of being physically active during adjuvant cancer treatment. Patient Education and Counseling, 99(7), 1220-1226
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2016 (English)In: Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN 0738-3991, E-ISSN 1873-5134, Vol. 99, no 7, p. 1220-1226Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: The aim was to describe cancer patients' perceived barriers and facilitators of physical activity during adjuvant cancer treatment.

METHODS: Semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted with patients with breast cancer (n=9) and colorectal cancer (n=1) and prostate cancer (n=8) undergoing adjuvant cancer treatment. To capture perceived barriers and facilitators before starting treatment, individual interviews with women with breast cancer (n=5) were also conducted. 23 patients in total, were interviewed, and the transcribed interviews were analysed with qualitative content analysis.

RESULTS: Three categories emerged: "Physical and emotional barriers"-addresses experiences of side-effects, co-morbid conditions and emotional barriers, preventing physical activity (PA). "Perspective and attitudes"-how self-efficacy, self-image, preference, concerns, expectations, experience and new perspective regarding one's health influencing PA. "Support and practicalities"-addresses needs of support and information and how practicalities could be a barrier to PA.

CONCLUSIONS: Several barriers were side effects of oncological treatment, which can be alleviated by PA. Another barrier was concerns regarding safety of PA during treatment. Communicating benefits and safety of PA to cancer patients early as possible after diagnosis might be beneficial.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Information about PA from health care staff should be given early after diagnosis and as a part of standard care.

Keywords
Physical activity; Exercise; Adjuvant cancer treatment; Barriers; Facilitators
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276341 (URN)10.1016/j.pec.2016.01.019 (DOI)000377934200018 ()26860549 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish Cancer SocietySwedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-11 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Berntsen, S., Igelström, H., Hetlelid, K. J., Henriksson, A. & Nordin, K. (2014). Phys-Can Feasibility Study: Objectively Recorded Physical Activity in Cancer Patients. In: : . Paper presented at 2014 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology (IPOS) (pp. 219-220). , 23(3)
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Psychology Cancer and Oncology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238352 (URN)000344003700326 ()
Conference
2014 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology (IPOS)
Available from: 2014-12-12 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2015-02-24
Henriksson, A., Arving, C., Johansson, B., Igelström, H. & Nordin, K. (2014). Phys-Can Feasibility Study: Perceived Barriers and Facilities to Exercise During Adjuvant Cancer Treatment. In: : . Paper presented at 2014 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology (IPOS) (pp. 94-94). , 23(3)
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Psychology Cancer and Oncology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238698 (URN)000344003700134 ()
Conference
2014 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology (IPOS)
Available from: 2014-12-15 Created: 2014-12-15 Last updated: 2015-02-24
Igelström, H., Berntsen, S., Hetlelid, K., Åsenlöf, P., Demmelmaier, I., Henriksson, A., . . . Nordin, K. (2014). Phys-Can feasibility Study: Preparing for Physical Training and Behavioral Medicine Strategies. In: : . Paper presented at 2014 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology (IPOS) (pp. 95-95). , 23(3)
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Cancer and Oncology Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238346 (URN)000344003700135 ()
Conference
2014 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology (IPOS)
Available from: 2014-12-14 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2015-02-24
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