Adherence to prescribed exercise time and intensity declines as the exercise program proceeds: findings from women under treatment for breast cancer

  • Huang H
  • Wen F
  • Tsai J
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Purpose: Adherence to prescribed exercise is a challenge for cancer patients undergoing treatment. The changing pattern of exercise adherence over time cannot be fully understood by an overall measure of adherence. This study was aimed to identify the trajectory of exercise adherence and its predictors for women with breast cancer during their chemotherapy. Methods: Participants were 78 women with breast cancer assigned to the exercise arm of a randomized control trial. Based on the weekly adherence rates in time and intensity, patients were classified as good (>100 %), acceptable (80-100 %), and poor (

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  • Adherence
  • Breast cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • HLM
  • Home-based exercise

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  • Hsiang Ping Huang

  • Fur Hsing Wen

  • Jen Chen Tsai

  • Yung Chang Lin

  • Shiow Ching Shun

  • Hsien Kun Chang

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