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Exercise can result in both physiological and psychological benefits for cancer patients and can be an important addition to many cancer treatments. Cancer-related fatigue, physical functioning, and overall quality of life in oncology patients can be improved through exercise. However, studies have found that only half of oncology patients offered a supervised exercise program actually complete the program, and many times, withdraw from exercise programs is affected by their medical conditions and/or personal and social problems. This study will examine the factors, specifically the attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavior control, that motivate cancer rehabilitation patients to continue exercise after completing one full session of a supervised oncology rehabilitation exercise program by using the theoretical framework of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB).

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4-24-2019

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Honors Thesis

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Anne R Crecelius

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Health and Sport Science

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Stander Symposium poster

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Presenter: Megan Christine Taschner

Examination of Intent of Cancer Rehabilitation Patients to Continue Exercise Utilizing the Theory of Planned Behavior

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