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Grant Number: 5R01CA109919-05 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Basen-Engquist, Karen
Organization: Ut Md Anderson Cancer Ctr
Project Title: Social Cognitive Theory and PA After Endometrial Cancer
Fiscal Year: 2008
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical activity has been shown to benefit cancer survivors' physical and emotional well-being, however, few studies have focused on the process and determinants of the adoption of physically active lifestyles in cancer survivors populations. The goal of the project is to study predictors of adherence to physical activity in sedentary endometrial cancer survivors who receive an intervention to increase their physical activity. The specific aims of the study are (1) To test a Social Cognitive Theory-based model of physical activity adoption among sedentary endometrial cancer survivors who receive an intervention to increase physical activity; (2) to elucidate the role of cardiorespiratory fitness and somatic sensations during physical activity on self-efficacy; (3) to determine whether intervention dose is related to physical activity adherence; and (4) to test the effects of adherence to physical activity on endometrial cancer survivors' quality of life. Two hundred sixty-seven sedentary Stage I-IIIa endometrial cancer survivors will be recruited to participate in this six month study. Participants will complete fitness tests, questionnaires, and cognitive tests every two months to assess functional capacity and efficiency, physical activity, and Social Cognitive Theory-related variables. All participants will receive an intervention to increase their physical activity, consisting of a customized exercise prescription, telephone counseling, and written materials. Results of the study will provide a rigorous test of Social Cognitive Theory as it is applied to physical activity, and will inform the development of effective interventions for cancer survivors.

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Publications

Response to an exercise intervention after endometrial cancer: differences between obese and non-obese survivors.
Authors: Basen-Engquist K, Carmack C, Brown J, Jhingran A, Baum G, Song J, Scruggs S, Swartz MC, Cox MG, Lu KH
Source: Gynecol Oncol, 2014 Apr;133(1), p. 48-55.
PMID: 24680591
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Social-cognitive theory predictors of exercise behavior in endometrial cancer survivors.
Authors: Basen-Engquist K, Carmack CL, Li Y, Brown J, Jhingran A, Hughes DC, Perkins HY, Scruggs S, Harrison C, Baum G, Bodurka DC, Waters A
Source: Health Psychol, 2013 Nov;32(11), p. 1137-48.
EPub date: 2013 Feb 25.
PMID: 23437853
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Design of the Steps to Health Study of Physical Activity in Survivors of Endometrial Cancer: Testing a Social Cognitive Theory Model.
Authors: Basen-Engquist K, Carmack CL, Perkins H, Hughes D, Serice S, Scruggs S, Pinto B, Waters A
Source: Psychol Sport Exerc, 2011 Jan 1;12(1), p. 27-35.
PMID: 21218163
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An acute exercise session increases self-efficacy in sedentary endometrial cancer survivors and controls.
Authors: Hughes D, Baum G, Jovanovic J, Carmack C, Greisinger A, Basen-Engquist K
Source: J Phys Act Health, 2010 Nov;7(6), p. 784-93.
PMID: 21088310
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Accelerometry and self-report in sedentary populations.
Authors: Jovanovic JL, Hughes DC, Baum GP, Carmack C, Greisinger AJ, Basen-Engquist K
Source: Am J Health Behav, 2011 Jan-Feb;35(1), p. 71-80.
PMID: 20950160
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Outcome expectations, expectancy accessibility, and exercise in endometrial cancer survivors.
Authors: Perkins HY, Waters AJ, Baum GP, Basen-Engquist KM
Source: J Sport Exerc Psychol, 2009 Dec;31(6), p. 776-85.
PMID: 20384012
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Physical activity and obesity in endometrial cancer survivors: associations with pain, fatigue, and physical functioning.
Authors: Basen-Engquist K, Scruggs S, Jhingran A, Bodurka DC, Lu K, Ramondetta L, Hughes D, Carmack Taylor C
Source: Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2009 Mar;200(3), p. 288.e1-8.
EPub date: 2008 Dec 25.
PMID: 19110220
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