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Psychological effect of exercise on breast cancer survivors.

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dc.contributor.author Knight-Cohee, Ingrid C.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-29T14:43:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-29T14:43:08Z
dc.date.created 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-05-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1111
dc.description vii, 33 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract This research study examined the psychological effect of exercise on breast cancer survivors. Three psychological parameters (depression, anxiety and self-esteem) were examined in order to determine if they were affected by the intervention of regular exercise. Breast cancer survivors (rr = 5) participated in a specialty indoor cycling class called Recovery Cycle once per week for a period of eight consecutive weeks. All participants completed three psychological assessment tests at the beginning and end of the " II eight-week program. The administered tests were: The Beck Depression Inventory; the I II II , State-Trait Anxiety Inventory; and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory. Analysis of all pre-and post-tests indicated no significant difference among the three parameters of depression, anxiety and self-esteem. However, mean and standard deviation scores showed decreases in depression and anxiety levels, and increases in self-esteem levels. These results suggest that exercise has no effect on improving the psychological state of breast cancer survivors. Limitations of this study are discussed, as well as recommendations for future research. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Breast-Cancer-Pscyhological aspects. en_US
dc.subject Depression in women. en_US
dc.subject Self-esteem in women. en_US
dc.title Psychological effect of exercise on breast cancer survivors. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college las en_US
dc.advisor Kathy Ermler en_US
dc.department health, physical education and recreation en_US

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