Breast and prostate cancer survivor responses to group exercise and supportive group Psychotherapy

Martin, Eric, Bulsara, Caroline, Battaglini, Claudio, Hands, Beth, & Naumann, Fiona L. (2015) Breast and prostate cancer survivor responses to group exercise and supportive group Psychotherapy. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 33(6), pp. 620-634.

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Abstract

This study qualitatively examined an 8 week group exercise and counseling intervention for breast and prostate cancer survivors. Groups exercised 3 days per week, 50 minutes per session,performing moderate intensity aerobic and resistance training. Groups also underwent 90 minute supportive group psychotherapy sessions once per week. Survivors discussed their experiences in focus groups post intervention. Transcripts were analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Survivors described how exercise facilitated counseling by creating mutual aid and trust, and counseling helped participants with self-identity, sexuality, and returning to normalcy. When possible, counselors and fitness professionals should create partnerships to optimally support cancer survivors.

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ID Code: 87077
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: exercise physiology, oncology, counseling, intervention, focus group
DOI: 10.1080/07347332.2015.1082166
ISSN: 1540-7586
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Exercise Physiology (110602)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2015 05:37
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2016 09:50

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