J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2020 Feb;27(1):64-72. 10.7739/jkafn.2020.27.1.64.

A Study on Breast Cancer Patients’ Commitment to a Plan for Exercise based on Health Beliefs

Affiliations
  • 1Professor, College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea
  • 2Doctoral Student, Graduate School, College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea
  • 3Nurse, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea

Abstract

Purpose
The purpose of this study was to identify the factors relating to commitment to a plan for exercise in the breast cancer patient following a mastectomy and to examine the relationship between these factors.
Methods
This study was a correlational research and the participants were 152 patients with breast cancer. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire from June to October, 2015.
Results
The final regression model showed that income, experience of exercise and current exercise were significant predictors related to commitment to a plan for exercise in patients with breast cancer and explained for 65.9% of the variance in commitment to a plan for exercise.
Conclusion
The findings indicate that patients in breast cancer-oriented intervention programs have an enhancing experience of exercise. Current exercise should be provided for patients with breast cancer in order to promote health and quality of life.

Keyword

Breast cancer; Exercise; Health plan implementation
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