TitleRelationships among nurses' exercise beliefs, personal experience with exercise, and exercise counseling behaviors for women with breast cancer experiencing treatment-induced cancer-related fatigue
NameHo-Shing, Donna (author), Thomas-Hawkins, Charlotte (chair), Eller, Lucille (internal member), D'Alonzo, Karen (internal member), Millon-Underwood, Sandra (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - Newark,
Exercise for women
DescriptionThis study examined the relationships among nurses’ exercise beliefs, personal experience with exercise, and exercise counseling behaviors for women with breast cancer experiencing cancer related fatigue. The following hypotheses were formulated based on the theorized relationships of the Common Sense Model: 1) personal experience with exercise and exercise benefits beliefs are positively related to exercise counseling behaviors; 2) exercise barriers beliefs is negatively related to exercise counseling behaviors; 3) personal experience with exercise is positively related to exercise benefits beliefs and negatively related to exercise barriers beliefs; 4) exercise benefits beliefs and exercise barriers beliefs mediates the relationship between personal experience with exercise and exercise counseling behaviors. The Exercise Benefits Beliefs scale, the Exercise Barriers Beliefs scale, and the Exercise Counseling Behaviors scale were developed for this study. The Godin Leisure Time Exercise Scale was used to assess nurses' personal exercise behaviors. Data were collected from a convenience sample (N = 126) recruited through the use of an E-mail list of registered nurses enrolled in the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and working in oncology settings. A descriptive iii correlational design was used. Only the relationship between exercise barriers beliefs and nurses’ exercise counseling behaviors was supported, r = -.31, p < .01. However, ancillary analyses supported the relationships among contextual factors, treatment beliefs, and HCP illness management behaviors of the CSM. A nurse’s current position (role) (r = -.23, p < .05) and knowledge about NCCN guidelines for cancer treatment related fatigue (r = -.25, p< 0.05) were significantly related to exercise barriers beliefs. In addition, a nurse’s current position (r = .209, p < 0.05) and knowledge about NCCN guidelines for cancer treatment related fatigue (r = .535, p < 0.01) were significantly related to exercise counseling behaviors. Exercise barriers beliefs, knowledge of the NCCN guidelines, and the current position of the nurse explained 36% of the variance in exercise counseling behaviors among nurses. Nurses’ beliefs about exercise barriers of women with breast cancer and CRF are more important for the extent to which they counsel these women to exercise than their beliefs in the exercise benefits for these women.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Donna Ho-Shing
CollectionGraduate School - Newark Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.