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OBJECTIVE Survivors of childhood cancer are at an increased risk for reduced quality of life (QOL), yet few studies have explored factors associated with improving health-related QOL (HRQOL) in this population. We thus explored the relationship between physical activity (PA) and HRQOL among survivors of childhood cancer. METHODS A total of 215 survivors(More)
INTRODUCTION African American breast cancer survivors experience poor cancer outcomes that may, in part, be remedied by healthy lifestyle choices. Few studies have evaluated the health and lifestyle behaviors of this population. The purpose of this study was to characterize the health and lifestyle habits of African American breast cancer survivors and(More)
Despite evidence that prolonged periods of sitting may influence biological mediators of cancer development, few studies have considered these relationships in a cancer-specific context. This cross-sectional study included 755 postmenopausal women enrolled in an ancillary study of the Women’s Health Initiative. Plasma levels of Insulin-like growth factor-I(More)
BACKGROUND The health action process approach (HAPA) is a relevant model for understanding physical activity (PA), yet it has not been examined in cancer survivors or minorities. In this study, we assessed the HAPA in African American breast cancer survivors using covariance modeling. METHODS A total of 304 African American breast cancer survivors (mean(More)
INTRODUCTION The 15-minute work break provides an opportunity to promote health, yet few studies have examined this part of the workday. We studied physical activity and sedentary behavior among office workers and compared the results of the Booster Break program with those of a second intervention and a control group to determine whether the Booster Break(More)
Limited data exist on the validity of the Late-Life Function and Disability (LLFD) instrument in cancer survivors. We examined the construct validity of the abbreviated LLFD instrument in a sample of African-American breast cancer survivors. African American breast cancer survivors (n = 181) aged 50 years and older completed the abbreviated LLFD instrument(More)
BACKGROUND In view of evidence that African American cancer survivors experience the greatest challenges in maintaining adequate levels of physical activity, this cross-section study was designed to determine whether individual and residential environment characteristics are associated with physical activity in this population. METHODS A total of 275(More)
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