Kerry Courneya

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alberta
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effects of exercise dose and type on sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a multicenter randomized trial
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H9, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 144:361-9. 2014
  2. pmc The Alberta moving beyond breast cancer (AMBER) cohort study: a prospective study of physical activity and health-related fitness in breast cancer survivors
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    BMC Cancer 12:525. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Predictors of follow-up exercise behavior 6 months after a randomized trial of supervised exercise training in lymphoma patients
    Kerry S Courneya
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Psychooncology 21:1124-31. 2012
  4. pmc Correlates of physical activity in a population-based sample of kidney cancer survivors: an application of the theory of planned behavior
    Linda Trinh
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H9, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:96. 2012
  5. pmc A randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of strength training on clinical and muscle cellular outcomes in patients with prostate cancer during androgen deprivation therapy: rationale and design
    Lene Thorsen
    Department of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Cancer 12:123. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of aerobic exercise and sleep quality in lymphoma patients receiving chemotherapy or no treatments
    Kerry S Courneya
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:887-94. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Effects of supervised exercise on motivational outcomes and longer-term behavior
    Kerry S Courneya
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:542-9. 2012
  8. pmc Alberta Diabetes and Physical Activity Trial (ADAPT): a randomized theory-based efficacy trial for adults with type 2 diabetes--rationale, design, recruitment, evaluation, and dissemination
    Ronald C Plotnikoff
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW Australia
    Trials 11:4. 2010
  9. pmc A test of cognitive mediation in a 12-month physical activity workplace intervention: does it explain behaviour change in women?
    Ronald C Plotnikoff
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:32. 2010
  10. pmc Diabetes NetPLAY: A physical activity website and linked email counselling randomized intervention for individuals with type 2 diabetes
    Tanis Liebreich
    Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, and Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, 5 10 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2T4, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:18. 2009

Research Grants

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Publications114 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Effects of exercise dose and type on sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a multicenter randomized trial
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H9, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 144:361-9. 2014
    ..Exercise may be an attractive option to manage sleep dysfunction in cancer patients during chemotherapy...
  2. pmc The Alberta moving beyond breast cancer (AMBER) cohort study: a prospective study of physical activity and health-related fitness in breast cancer survivors
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    BMC Cancer 12:525. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Predictors of follow-up exercise behavior 6 months after a randomized trial of supervised exercise training in lymphoma patients
    Kerry S Courneya
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Psychooncology 21:1124-31. 2012
    ..Here, we report the predictors of follow-up exercise behavior 6 months after a randomized controlled trial in lymphoma patients...
  4. pmc Correlates of physical activity in a population-based sample of kidney cancer survivors: an application of the theory of planned behavior
    Linda Trinh
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H9, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:96. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the social cognitive correlates of PA intention and behavior in KCS using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB)...
  5. pmc A randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of strength training on clinical and muscle cellular outcomes in patients with prostate cancer during androgen deprivation therapy: rationale and design
    Lene Thorsen
    Department of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Cancer 12:123. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of aerobic exercise and sleep quality in lymphoma patients receiving chemotherapy or no treatments
    Kerry S Courneya
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:887-94. 2012
    ..Patients with lymphoma experience sleep problems that may be managed with aerobic exercise but no previous study has examined this issue...
  7. doi request reprint Effects of supervised exercise on motivational outcomes and longer-term behavior
    Kerry S Courneya
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:542-9. 2012
    ..Here, we report the motivational outcomes and longer-term exercise behavior from the Healthy Exercise for Lymphoma Patients trial...
  8. pmc Alberta Diabetes and Physical Activity Trial (ADAPT): a randomized theory-based efficacy trial for adults with type 2 diabetes--rationale, design, recruitment, evaluation, and dissemination
    Ronald C Plotnikoff
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW Australia
    Trials 11:4. 2010
    ..The primary aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of three physical activity (PA) behavioural intervention strategies in a sample of adults with type 2 diabetes...
  9. pmc A test of cognitive mediation in a 12-month physical activity workplace intervention: does it explain behaviour change in women?
    Ronald C Plotnikoff
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:32. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  10. pmc Diabetes NetPLAY: A physical activity website and linked email counselling randomized intervention for individuals with type 2 diabetes
    Tanis Liebreich
    Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, and Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, 5 10 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2T4, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:18. 2009
    ..001) among intervention participants. CONCLUSION -: Web-based interventions for individuals with type 2 diabetes are feasible and show promise for improving positive physical activity outcomes...
  11. pmc Aerobic physical activity and resistance training: an application of the theory of planned behavior among adults with type 2 diabetes in a random, national sample of Canadians
    Ronald C Plotnikoff
    Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:61. 2008
    ..Aerobic physical activity (PA) and resistance training are paramount in the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes (T2D), but few studies have examined the determinants of both types of exercise in the same sample...
  12. pmc Determinants of quality of life in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
    Ikuyo Imayama
    Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, T6G 2B3, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:115. 2011
    ..The objectives of this study were to examine: (1) determinants of QoL in adults with T1D; and, (2) differences in QoL determinants between T1D and T2D groups...
  13. pmc A randomized trial of a lifestyle intervention in obese endometrial cancer survivors: quality of life outcomes and mediators of behavior change
    Vivian E von Gruenigen
    University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:17. 2009
    ..To examine the effects of a 6 month lifestyle intervention on quality of life, depression, self-efficacy and eating behavior changes in overweight and obese endometrial cancer survivors...
  14. pmc Lifestyle behaviors, obesity, and perceived health among men with and without a diagnosis of prostate cancer: a population-based, cross-sectional study
    Laura Q Rogers
    Department of Medicine, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:23. 2008
    ....
  15. pmc Efficacy of a referral and physical activity program for survivors of prostate cancer [ENGAGE]: rationale and design for a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Patricia M Livingston
    Faculty of Health, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    BMC Cancer 11:237. 2011
    ..The influence of individual and environmental mediators on participation in physical activity will also be determined...
  16. pmc A randomised controlled trial of a tele-based lifestyle intervention for colorectal cancer survivors ('CanChange'): study protocol
    Anna L Hawkes
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Cancer 9:286. 2009
    ..This paper presents the study protocol for a novel telephone-delivered intervention to improve lifestyle factors and health outcomes for colorectal cancer survivors...
  17. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of exercise barriers in colorectal cancer survivors participating in a randomized controlled trial
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Ann Behav Med 29:147-53. 2005
    ..The Colorectal Cancer and Home-Based Physical Exercise (CAN-HOPE) trial compared the effects of a 16-week home-based exercise program to usual care on quality of life in colorectal cancer survivors...
  18. ncbi request reprint Moderator effects in a randomized controlled trial of exercise training in lymphoma patients
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H9
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2600-7. 2009
    ..The Healthy Exercise for Lymphoma Patients trial showed that aerobic exercise training improved important health outcomes in lymphoma patients. Here, we examine potential moderators of the exercise training response...
  19. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of the effects of aerobic exercise on physical functioning and quality of life in lymphoma patients
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2H9
    J Clin Oncol 27:4605-12. 2009
    ..Lymphoma patients commonly experience declines in physical functioning and quality of life (QoL) that may be reversed with exercise training...
  20. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and cancer control
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2H9
    Semin Oncol Nurs 23:242-52. 2007
    ..To provide an overview and update of physical activity (PA) research across the entire cancer control continuum...
  21. ncbi request reprint Physical activity in ovarian cancer survivors: associations with fatigue, sleep, and psychosocial functioning
    Clare Stevinson
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 19:73-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between physical activity and health-related outcomes in ovarian cancer survivors and to examine any dose-response relationship...
  22. ncbi request reprint Associations among exercise, body weight, and quality of life in a population-based sample of endometrial cancer survivors
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, E 424 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H9
    Gynecol Oncol 97:422-30. 2005
    ..The primary purpose of this study was to examine the associations among exercise, body weight, and QoL in a population-based sample of endometrial cancer survivors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Exercise, aging, and cancer
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H9, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 32:1001-7. 2007
    ..We end by offering some future research directions that may help generate important new exercise knowledge in this underserved cancer survivor population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of aerobic and resistance exercise in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy: a multicenter randomized controlled trial
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 25:4396-404. 2007
    ..We evaluated the relative merits of aerobic and resistance exercise in blunting these effects...
  25. doi request reprint Barriers to supervised exercise training in a randomized controlled trial of breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy
    Kerry S Courneya
    University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Behav Med 35:116-22. 2008
    ..Exercise adherence is a challenge for breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy but few studies have identified the key barriers...
  26. doi request reprint Physical activity and obesity in Canadian cancer survivors: population-based estimates from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Cancer 112:2475-82. 2008
    ..Few studies, however, have provided population-based estimates of these risk factors in cancer survivors and compared them with individuals without a history of cancer. Here such estimates for the Canadian population are reported...
  27. pmc Understanding breast cancer patients' preference for two types of exercise training during chemotherapy in an unblinded randomized controlled trial
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:52. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to examine factors associated with breast cancer patients' preference for two types of exercise training during chemotherapy...
  28. doi request reprint Predictors of supervised exercise adherence during breast cancer chemotherapy
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:1180-7. 2008
    ..Exercise adherence is difficult during cancer treatments, but few studies have examined the predictors of such exercise. Here, we report the predictors of adherence to supervised exercise training during breast cancer chemotherapy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Six-month follow-up of patient-rated outcomes in a randomized controlled trial of exercise training during breast cancer chemotherapy
    Kerry S Courneya
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2572-8. 2007
    ..Few exercise trials in cancer patients have reported longer-term follow-up. Here, we report a 6-month follow-up of exercise behavior and patient-rated outcomes from an exercise trial in breast cancer patients...
  30. doi request reprint Predictors of follow-up exercise behavior 6 months after a randomized trial of exercise training during breast cancer chemotherapy
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 114:179-87. 2009
    ..Here, we report the predictors of follow-up exercise behavior 6 months after a randomized exercise trial in breast cancer patients...
  31. doi request reprint Moderators of the effects of exercise training in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a randomized controlled trial
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Cancer 112:1845-53. 2008
    ..In this study, the authors examined personal and clinical factors that may predict exercise training responses...
  32. ncbi request reprint Exercise beliefs of breast cancer survivors before and after participation in a randomized controlled trial
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Behav Med 13:259-64. 2006
    ..The findings are discussed in terms of the veracity of the exercise beliefs held by breast cancer survivors as well as the aspects of the program that may have contributed to the positive changes in exercise beliefs...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effects of different combinations of intensity categories on self-reported exercise
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Res Q Exerc Sport 75:429-33. 2004
  34. ncbi request reprint Utility of the theory of planned behavior for understanding exercise during breast cancer treatment
    K S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Psychooncology 8:112-22. 1999
    ..The results of this study are preliminary, however, and more sophisticated research designs to examine this question are warranted...
  35. ncbi request reprint The group psychotherapy and home-based physical exercise (group-hope) trial in cancer survivors: physical fitness and quality of life outcomes
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H9
    Psychooncology 12:357-74. 2003
    ..We conclude that a home-based, moderate intensity exercise program may im-prove QOL in cancer survivors beyond the benefits of GP, particularly in relation to physical and functional well-being...
  36. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of exercise training in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors: cardiopulmonary and quality of life outcomes
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, E 424 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H9, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 21:1660-8. 2003
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint A simple reinforcement strategy for increasing attendance at a fitness facility
    K S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Health Educ Behav 24:708-15. 1997
    ..These preliminary results shed some light on increasing attendance at a fitness facility. Discussion highlighted the practical implications of the findings and offered directions for future research...
  38. ncbi request reprint Correlates of adherence and contamination in a randomized controlled trial of exercise in cancer survivors: an application of the theory of planned behavior and the five factor model of personality
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Ann Behav Med 24:257-68. 2002
    ..10). We conclude that the correlates of exercise adherence and contamination differ in kind as well as in degree. Explanations for these findings and practical implications for conducting exercise RCTs in this population are offered...
  39. doi request reprint Predictors of adherence to supervised exercise in lymphoma patients participating in a randomized controlled trial
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2H9
    Ann Behav Med 40:30-9. 2010
    ..Findings may facilitate the development of targeted interventions to improve exercise adherence in this understudied patient population...
  40. ncbi request reprint Framework PEACE: an organizational model for examining physical exercise across the cancer experience
    K S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Ann Behav Med 23:263-72. 2001
    ..It is hoped that Framework PEACE will stimulate a more comprehensive and in-depth inquiry into the role of physical exercise in cancer control...
  41. ncbi request reprint Exercise adherence in breast cancer survivors training for a dragon boat race competition: a preliminary investigation
    K S Courneya
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Psychooncology 10:444-52. 2001
    ..Based on this preliminary study, it was concluded that the TPB may provide a good framework on which to base interventions designed to promote exercise in breast cancer survivors...
  42. ncbi request reprint Physical exercise and quality of life in cancer patients following high dose chemotherapy and autologous bone marrow transplantation
    K S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, Van Vliet Center, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Psychooncology 9:127-36. 2000
    ..It was concluded that physical exercise may be related to QOL in BMT patients, but that experimental research is needed before any definitive conclusions can be drawn...
  43. ncbi request reprint Exercise in cancer survivors: an overview of research
    Kerry S Courneya
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1846-52. 2003
    ..To provide an overview of research that has examined exercise in cancer survivors including recently completed trials at the University of Alberta...
  44. doi request reprint Physical activity and cancer: an introduction
    Kerry S Courneya
    E 488 Van Vliet Center, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H9, Canada
    Recent Results Cancer Res 186:1-10. 2011
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Coping with cancer: can exercise help?
    K S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H9, Can
    Phys Sportsmed 28:49-73. 2000
    ..Research suggests that physicians who prescribe exercise improve motivation and adherence in their patients who have cancer...
  46. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of exercise and quality of life in colorectal cancer survivors
    K S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 12:347-57. 2003
    ..5; 95% CI, 0.4-12.6; P = 0.038). These data suggest that increased cardiovascular fitness is associated with improvements in QOL in colorectal cancer survivors but better controlled trials are needed...
  47. doi request reprint The Alberta Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention Trial: quality of life outcomes
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H9
    Prev Med 52:26-32. 2011
    ..Few exercise trials have examined QoL in the context of primary disease prevention. Here, we report the QoL outcomes from the Alberta Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention (ALPHA) Trial...
  48. ncbi request reprint Predictors of adherence and contamination in a randomized trial of exercise in colorectal cancer survivors
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Canada
    Psychooncology 13:857-66. 2004
    ..These findings may have implications for conducting clinical trials of exercise in colorectal cancer survivors and for promoting exercise to colorectal cancer survivors outside of clinical trials...
  49. ncbi request reprint Exercise issues in older cancer survivors
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, E 424 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, Alta, Canada T6G 2H9
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 51:249-61. 2004
    ..Finally, we offer future research directions that will provide important evidence needed to guide clinical decisions about exercise in older cancer survivors...
  50. pmc Efficacy, effectiveness, and behavior change trials in exercise research
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:81. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  51. ncbi request reprint Three independent factors predicted adherence in a randomized controlled trial of resistance exercise training among prostate cancer survivors
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, E 401 Van Vliet Center, 87th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H9, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:571-9. 2004
    ..To examine predictors of adherence in a randomized controlled trial of resistance exercise training (RET) in prostate cancer survivors receiving androgen deprivation therapy...
  52. ncbi request reprint Exercise motivation and adherence in cancer survivors after participation in a randomized controlled trial: an attribution theory perspective
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, E 424 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2H9
    Int J Behav Med 11:8-17. 2004
    ..We concluded that attribution theory may have utility for understanding postprogram exercise motivation and adherence in cancer survivors...
  53. ncbi request reprint Effect of response scales on self-reported exercise frequency
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Health Behav 27:613-22. 2003
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Exercise interventions during cancer treatment: biopsychosocial outcomes
    K S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, E 401 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H9, Canada
    Exerc Sport Sci Rev 29:60-4. 2001
    ..The key conclusion is that exercise improves a wide range of biopsychosocial outcomes in cancer patients, but much more reserch is needed...
  55. doi request reprint Analyzing theoretical mechanisms of physical activity behavior change in breast cancer survivors: results from the activity promotion (ACTION) trial
    Jeffrey K H Vallance
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2H9
    Ann Behav Med 35:150-8. 2008
    ..We previously reported that a physical activity (PA) behavior change intervention based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) increased PA and quality of life in breast cancer survivors...
  56. ncbi request reprint Exercise programming and counseling preferences in bladder cancer survivors: a population-based study
    Kristina H Karvinen
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, E 488, Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    J Cancer Surviv 1:27-34. 2007
    ..To date, no study has examined these preferences in bladder cancer survivors...
  57. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of physical activity in breast cancer survivors after a randomized trial
    Jeffrey K Vallance
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:173-80. 2008
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Understanding physical activity in adolescent cancer survivors: an application of the theory of planned behavior
    Melanie R Keats
    Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Psychooncology 16:448-57. 2007
    ..Specifically, the results suggest that interventions designed to promote physical activity in this population should focus on the development of a positive attitude as well as fostering an enhanced sense of self-efficacy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Exercise counseling and programming preferences of cancer survivors
    Lee W Jones
    Lee W Jones, PhD, Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Cancer Pract 10:208-15. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive assessment of the exercise preferences of cancer survivors...
  60. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of a theory-based physical activity guidebook for breast cancer survivors
    Jeffrey K Vallance
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Health Educ Behav 35:174-89. 2008
    ..Theoretically based PA information may be an effective strategy for increasing PA in breast cancer survivors at the population level...
  61. ncbi request reprint An examination of physical activity behaviors in a sample of adolescent cancer survivors
    Melanie R Keats
    Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 23:135-42. 2006
    ..It is not clear if the sustained reduction in posttreatment physical activity is attributable to the lingering effects of cancer treatment, but the long-term implications of a reduction in physical activity may be far-reaching...
  62. ncbi request reprint Effects of presurgical exercise training on quality of life in patients undergoing lung resection for suspected malignancy: a pilot study
    Carolyn J Peddle
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 32:158-65. 2009
    ..Significant declines in QOL after surgery seem to be related to declines in cardiorespiratory fitness. A randomized controlled trial is needed to further investigate these relationships...
  63. ncbi request reprint Does the theory of planned behavior mediate the effects of an oncologist's recommendation to exercise in newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors? Results from a randomized controlled trial
    Lee W Jones
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Health Psychol 24:189-97. 2005
    ..Path analyses indicated that PBC was the only construct with a direct effect on exercise and that it mediated the effect of the RO intervention on exercise and explained the null effect of the RR intervention...
  64. doi request reprint Associations between physical activity and quality of life in cancer patients receiving palliative care: a pilot survey
    Sonya S Lowe
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, Cross Cancer Institute, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:785-96. 2009
    ..A pilot intervention trial testing the causal effects of physical activity on QoL in cancer patients receiving palliative care is warranted...
  65. ncbi request reprint Exercise preferences of endometrial cancer survivors: a population-based study
    Kristina H Karvinen
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 29:259-65. 2006
    ..These findings may have implications for the design and implementation of clinical and population-based exercise interventions for endometrial cancer survivors...
  66. doi request reprint Associations between exercise, quality of life, and fatigue in colorectal cancer survivors
    Carolyn J Peddle
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H9, Canada
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:1242-8. 2008
    ..This study was designed to examine quality of life and fatigue in colorectal cancer survivors meeting and not meeting public health exercise guidelines...
  67. ncbi request reprint Exercise discussions during cancer treatment consultations
    Lee W Jones
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Cancer Pract 10:66-74. 2002
    ..Physical exercise has been shown to help cancer survivors cope with treatment side effects. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of the oncologist in promoting exercise in cancer survivors...
  68. ncbi request reprint Medical, demographic, and psychosocial correlates of exercise in colorectal cancer survivors: an application of self-determination theory
    Carolyn J Peddle
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, E 488 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 16:9-17. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate medical, demographic, and psychosocial correlates of exercise in colorectal cancer survivors (CRC-S) using self-determination theory (SDT)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of the effects of print materials and step pedometers on physical activity and quality of life in breast cancer survivors
    Jeffrey K H Vallance
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, and Department of Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 25:2352-9. 2007
    ..To determine the effects of breast cancer-specific print materials and step pedometers on physical activity (PA) and quality of life (QoL) in breast cancer survivors...
  70. ncbi request reprint Physical activity of Aboriginals with type 2 diabetes: an exploratory study
    Stephanie Brunet
    Center for Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    Ethn Dis 15:256-66. 2005
    ..Bivariate correlations revealed that no SCT constructs were significantly associated with energy expenditure scores. Results suggest that specific SCT construct items may help understand physical activity behavior change...
  71. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of the determinants of physical activity in ovarian cancer survivors
    Clare Stevinson
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Phys Act Health 6:339-46. 2009
    ..This study investigated the determinants of physical activity in ovarian cancer survivors...
  72. doi request reprint A prospective study of the determinants of exercise in bladder cancer survivors using the Theory of Planned Behavior
    Kristina H Karvinen
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 17:171-9. 2009
    ..The present study examined the determinants of exercise in bladder cancer survivors using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB)...
  73. doi request reprint Physical activity preferences of ovarian cancer survivors
    Clare Stevinson
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Psychooncology 18:422-8. 2009
    ..This study investigated the interests and preferences of ovarian cancer survivors with regard to physical activity participation...
  74. doi request reprint Physical activity and diabetes: an application of the theory of planned behaviour to explain physical activity for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in an adult population sample
    Ronald C Plotnikoff
    School of Public Health, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Psychol Health 25:7-23. 2010
    ..The findings provide evidence for the utility of the TPB for the design of PA promotion interventions for adults with either T1D or T2D...
  75. ncbi request reprint Association between exercise and quality of life in multiple myeloma cancer survivors
    Lee W Jones
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, E 424 Van Vliet Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 12:780-8. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the association between exercise and quality of life (QOL) in multiple myeloma cancer survivors...
  76. doi request reprint Effects of exercise on quality of life and prognosis in cancer survivors
    Amy E Speed-Andrews
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Curr Sports Med Rep 8:176-81. 2009
    ..Research findings suggest that PA is an appropriate recommendation for most cancer survivors, although many research questions remain...
  77. ncbi request reprint Exercise programs for cancer-related fatigue: evidence and clinical guidelines
    Margaret L McNeely
    University of Alberta and Department of Radiation Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 8:945-53. 2010
    ..More research is needed evaluating exercise programs for cancer survivors with CRF, especially those with moderate-to-severe CRF...
  78. ncbi request reprint Exercise for breast cancer survivors: research evidence and clinical guidelines
    Kerry S Courneya
    Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H9, Can
    Phys Sportsmed 30:33-42. 2002
    ..Postcancer exercise is facilitated by instilling a positive attitude toward exercise, confidence in overcoming barriers, and a supportive social environment...
  79. ncbi request reprint Differences in quality of life between non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors meeting and not meeting public health exercise guidelines
    Jeffrey K H Vallance
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, E 424 Van Vliet Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Psychooncology 14:979-91. 2005
    ..These findings corroborate research examining exercise behavior in other cancer survivor groups and provide preliminary data to support a randomized controlled trial on exercise and QoL in this population...
  80. ncbi request reprint Physical exercise and immune system function in cancer survivors: a comprehensive review and future directions
    Adrian S Fairey
    Center for Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Cancer 94:539-51. 2002
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Co-morbidity, functionality and time since diagnosis as predictors of physical activity in individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
    Ronald C Plotnikoff
    Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, 5 10A University Extension Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 78:115-22. 2007
    ....
  82. ncbi request reprint Promoting exercise behaviour: an integration of persuasion theories and the theory of planned behaviour
    Lee W Jones
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Canada
    Br J Health Psychol 9:505-21. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a theoretical integrated persuasive message on exercise motivation in college students...
  83. ncbi request reprint Possible links between behavioral and physiological indices of tiredness, fatigue, and exhaustion in advanced cancer
    Karin Olson
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 16:241-9. 2008
    ..In this theoretical paper, we present the Edmonton Fatigue Framework (EFF), a new framework for the study of tiredness, fatigue, and exhaustion in advanced cancer...
  84. doi request reprint Effect of exercise on upper extremity pain and dysfunction in head and neck cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial
    Margaret L McNeely
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Cancer 113:214-22. 2008
    ..This study was designed to examine the effects of progressive resistance exercise training (PRET) on upper extremity pain and dysfunction in postsurgical head and neck cancer survivors...
  85. ncbi request reprint Effects of an oncologist's recommendation to exercise on self-reported exercise behavior in newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors: a single-blind, randomized controlled trial
    Lee W Jones
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta TG6 2H9, Canada
    Ann Behav Med 28:105-13. 2004
    ..Increased attention has focused on exercise as a quality of life intervention for breast cancer survivors during and after adjuvant therapy...
  86. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with physical activity in Canadian adults with diabetes
    Ronald C Plotnikoff
    Centre for Health Promotion Studies School of Public Health Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1526-34. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify key demographic and health factors associated with physical activity (PA) participation in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes...
  87. ncbi request reprint Effects of aerobic exercise training on estrogen metabolism in premenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial
    Kristin L Campbell
    E 488 Van Vliet Centre, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H9
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:731-9. 2007
    ..Few studies, however, have examined this question using a randomized controlled trial...
  88. pmc Effects of exercise on breast cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Margaret L McNeely
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta
    CMAJ 175:34-41. 2006
    ..We sought to summarize the available evidence concerning the effects of exercise on breast cancer patients and survivors...
  89. ncbi request reprint Pilot evaluation of an Iyengar yoga program for breast cancer survivors
    Amy E Speed-Andrews
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 33:369-81. 2010
    ..Preliminary findings suggest yoga can improve quality of life (QoL) in breast cancer survivors, but few studies have focused on Iyengar yoga (IY)...
  90. doi request reprint Correlates of adherence to supervised exercise in patients awaiting surgical removal of malignant lung lesions: results of a pilot study
    Carolyn J Peddle
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Oncol Nurs Forum 36:287-95. 2009
    ..To examine the demographic, medical, and social-cognitive correlates of adherence to a presurgical exercise training intervention in patients awaiting surgery for suspected malignant lung lesions...
  91. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of stage-matched and standard public health materials for promoting physical activity in the workplace: the Physical Activity Workplace Study (PAWS)
    Ronald C Plotnikoff
    University of Alberta, Canada
    Am J Health Promot 21:501-9. 2007
    ..To compare the effects of stage-matched and standard print materials for physical activity (PA) change...
  92. doi request reprint Associations between physical activity and quality of life in a population-based sample of kidney cancer survivors
    Linda Trinh
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:859-68. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of PA in KCS and determine any associations with QoL...
  93. ncbi request reprint Social cognitive theory and physical activity during breast cancer treatment
    Laura Q Rogers
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 32:807-15. 2005
    ..To measure the association between physical activity and social cognitive theory constructs during breast cancer treatment...
  94. ncbi request reprint Is absolute amount or change in exercise more associated with quality of life in adult cancer survivors?
    Chris M Blanchard
    University of Ottawa, K1N 6N5 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Prev Med 37:389-95. 2003
    ..The present study examined the association between quality of life (QOL) in adult cancer survivors and the (a) absolute current amount of exercise and (b) change in exercise since cancer diagnosis...
  95. ncbi request reprint Effects of a combined aerobic and resistance exercise program in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial
    Helen M Milne
    School of Human Movement and Exercise Science, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 108:279-88. 2008
    ..3-29.1; P<0.001). Similar results were obtained for the secondary endpoints. Combined aerobic and resistance exercise soon after the completion of breast cancer therapy produces large and rapid improvements in health-related outcomes...
  96. ncbi request reprint Relationships between personality, an extended theory of planned behaviour model and exercise behaviour
    Ryan E Rhodes
    University of Victoria, Canada
    Br J Health Psychol 8:19-36. 2003
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Is the theory of planned behavior a useful framework for understanding exercise adherence during phase II cardiac rehabilitation?
    Chris M Blanchard
    Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 23:29-39. 2003
    ..This study evaluated the theory of planned behavior (TPB) as a framework for understanding exercise adherence during phase II cardiac rehabilitation (CR)...
  98. ncbi request reprint Self-efficacy and mood in cardiac rehabilitation: should gender be considered?
    Chris M Blanchard
    Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, USA
    Behav Med 27:149-60. 2002
    ..Men and women had a similar decrease in anxiety and an increase in vigor during phase II CR. However, vigor significantly declined at follow-up. All changes in mood were significantly related to changes in task and barrier efficacy...
  99. ncbi request reprint Personal accounts of exercise and quality of life from the perspective of breast cancer survivors
    Helen M Milne
    The School of Human Movement and Exercise Science, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6008, Australia
    Qual Life Res 16:1473-81. 2007
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine breast cancer survivors' perceptions of exercise and their quality of life (QoL)...
  100. ncbi request reprint Determinants of exercise intention and behavior in survivors of breast and prostate cancer: an application of the theory of planned behavior
    Chris M Blanchard
    American Cancer Society, Behavioral Research Center, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Nurs 25:88-95. 2002
    ..Results suggest that nurses may use the theory of planned behavior as a model for understanding the determinants of exercise intentions and behavior in survivors of breast and prostate cancer...

Research Grants3

  1. EXERCISE EFFECTS ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN CANCER PATIENTS
    Kerry Courneya; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Fitness will be re-assessed immediately after the intervention period. ..
  2. EXERCISE EFFECTS ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN CANCER PATIENTS
    Kerry Courneya; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Fitness will be re-assessed immediately after the intervention period. ..
  3. EXERCISE EFFECTS ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN CANCER PATIENTS
    Kerry Courneya; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Fitness will be re-assessed immediately after the intervention period. ..