Objectives: To examine the determinants of physical activity (PA) in young adult cancer survivors (YACS). Methods: A survey of 588 YACS in Alberta, Canada, assessed PA, medical and demographical factors, and theory of planned behavior variables. Results: Path analysis explained 38% (P<.001) of the variance in PA with significant contributions from intention, planning, affective attitude, education, and general health. In turn, 56% (P<.001) of the variance in intention was explained by perceived behavioral control, instrumental attitude, and affective attitude. Conclusion: PA interventions in YACS should focus on developing strong intentions by targeting perceived behavioral control, instrumental attitude, and affective attitude. Copyright (c) PNG Publications. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||American Journal of Health Behavior|
|Publication status||Published - Jul. 2012|
- Cancer survivors
- Physical activity
- Theory of planned behavior
- Young adult