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ERIC Number: EJ793745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Development and Evaluation of a Theory-Based Physical Activity Guidebook for Breast Cancer Survivors
Vallance, Jeffrey K.; Courneya, Kerry S.; Taylor, Lorian M.; Plotnikoff, Ronald C.; Mackey, John R.
Health Education & Behavior, v35 n2 p174-189 2008
This study's objective was to develop and evaluate the suitability and appropriateness of a theory-based physical activity (PA) guidebook for breast cancer survivors. Guidebook content was constructed based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) using salient exercise beliefs identified by breast cancer survivors in previous research. Expert judges completed the Maine Area Health Education Center's 18-item attribute checklist for evaluating written health information. Judges indicated that the PA guidebook achieved desirable attributes for the suitability and appropriateness of the guidebook. A subset of TPB expert judges completed items designed to determine the degree of match between the guidebook content and the respective TPB components. Mean item-content relevance ratings indicated at least a "very good match" between the PA guidebook content and the keyed TPB domains. Theoretically based PA information may be an effective strategy for increasing PA in breast cancer survivors at the population level. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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