Correlates of physical activity self-efficacy among breast cancer survivors

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  • Objective: To determine physical activity (PA) self-efficacy correlates in breast cancer survivors. Methods: Mail survey of 192 breast cancer survivors. Results: Structural equation analyses demonstrated significant and direct associations for perceived PA barriers (β=-.29), fatigue (β=-.24), social support (β=.12), enjoyment (β=.12), and prediagnosis PA (β=.11) with barriers self-efficacy. Prediagnosis PA (β=.51), social support (β=.26), and barriers self-efficacy (β=.13) demonstrated direct associations with current leisure PA. Task self-efficacy analysis results were similar except perceived barriers and prediagnosis PA were not associated with task self-efficacy. Conclusions: Multiple potential efficacy correlates exist and may vary based on the aspect of self-efficacy examined.
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  • Rogers LQ; McAuley E; Courneya KS; Verhulst SJ
  • Start Page

  • 594
  • End Page

  • 603
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 6