Sue P. Heiney

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To evaluate a 12-week home-based walking intervention among breast cancer survivors and to quantify changes in physical activity (PA) behaviors, body weight, and body composition in response to the intervention. Breast cancer survivors that were in the posttreatment period were randomized to intervention (n=23) or wait-list usual care (n=13). PA was(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe the relationships among parent anxiety, child anxiety, and emotional adjustment in children who have a parent with cancer. DESIGN Correlational. SETTING A large cancer center in the southeastern United States. SAMPLE Thirty-three child/parent with cancer dyads. METHODS Research packets were mailed to child/parent dyads(More)
BACKGROUND The psychological and social sequelae of secondary lymphedema (SLE) have been an underrecognized and little-researched complication of treatment for breast carcinoma. The reported incidence and prevalence of SLE varied widely (0-48%). Reported reasons for the differences are related to the lack of standard diagnostic and universal assessment(More)
BACKGROUND Nearly 35% of men treated for prostate cancer (PrCA) will experience biochemically defined recurrence, noted by a rise in PSA, within 10 years of definitive therapy. Diet, physical activity, and stress reduction may affect tumor promotion and disease progression. METHODS A randomized trial of an intensive diet, physical activity, and meditation(More)
Subject recruitment in an adverse environment prompted researchers to identify a novel method to gain a different perspective on the problem. Lewin's Model of Change was used in a post hoc examination of recruitment strategies from 5 cancer control studies of breast or prostate cancer. Based on this evaluation, driving and restraining forces in recruitment(More)
BACKGROUND Adjuvant treatment for breast cancer may result in long-lasting, adverse emotional and physical side effects, and reduce quality of life (QOL). This pilot study examined the effects of a home-based walking program on QOL and fatigue in early stage breast cancer survivors and whether changes in walking behavior were associated with changes in(More)
The aim of the study was to compare Quality of Life (QOL) of breast cancer patients with and without secondary lymphedema (SLE) using a cross-sectional design with a convenience sample. Research packets were mailed to 2088 breast cancer patients (BrCaPt). The QOL component of the study used the Quality of Life Instrument --Breast Cancer Patient Version for(More)
We describe the triangulation of qualitative and quantitative research methods used to develop and test the Adolescent Resilience Model (ARM). The differences in meaning-based and function-based health-related quality of life (HRQL) are discussed, and method triangulation is presented as a means of developing models of HRQL that represent the perspectives(More)
BACKGROUND Although much has been done to examine those factors associated with higher mortality among African American women, there is a paucity of literature that examines disparities among rural African Americans in South Carolina. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the association of race and mortality among breast cancer patients in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the theory of community connection defined as close relationships with women and men who are members of a neighborhood, a church, a work group, or an organization. Antecedent and mediator variables related to community connection are identified. DESIGN/METHODS A cross-sectional design was used to assess for relationships among(More)