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    標題: Effects of Walking on Quality of Life Among Lung Cancer Patients A Longitudinal Study
    作者: Lin, Yi-Yun
    Liu, Megan F.
    Tzeng, Jann-Inn
    Lin, Chia-Chin
    貢獻者: 食品科技系
    關鍵字: Longitudinal study
    Lung cancer
    Quality of life (QOL)
    Walking
    日期: 2015-07
    上傳時間: 2016-04-19 19:06:07 (UTC+8)
    出版者: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    摘要: Background: Walking is typically the preferred form of physical activity among lung cancer patients. Physical activity can promote and maintain the health of such patients.
    Objective: We examined how walking affected the quality of life (QOL) of lung cancer patients, evaluating the factors that predicted changes in walking during a 6-months study.
    Methods: This study involved a longitudinal and correlational design, and the instruments comprised the Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Lung Cancer, and social support and self-efficacy scales.
    Results: In total, 107 patients were evaluated for 6 months; the results indicated that the patients completed approximately 217 to 282 minutes of walking per week. The data demonstrated that the frequency of walking exercise decreased or stopped among 36% patients during the 6-month study. A generalized estimating equation analysis indicated significant differences between the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Lung Cancer scores and levels of physical and functional well-being among the lung cancer patients who did and did not engage in walking. Social support, self-efficacy, and patient treatment status can be used to predict the change in walking among lung cancer patients.
    Conclusion: Patient QOL can be improved by engaging in walking exercise for 6 months. Regarding lung cancer patients, social support and self-efficacy are the key factors in maintaining walking exercise.
    Implications for Practice: Integrating psychological strategies may be required to strengthen the positive effects of walking exercise on the QOL of lung cancer patients.
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