Date of Award
Master of Science
Health and Sport Science
Exercise, Sport & Movement Sci
The primary goal of this study was to determine if an eight-week exercise intervention can improve quality of life and decrease fatigue in breast cancer survivors. The exercise intervention was uniquely designed to foster learning and improve the self-efficacy of the study subject. The first four weeks of the study encompassed learning to format an exercise routine based on the recommendations of the American College of Sports Medicine and learning basic exercises. The final four weeks of the intervention involved the subject implementing their own unique routine with the supervision of the lead investigator. The outcome measures include a quality of life survey, 6-Minute Walk Test, and Fatigue Severity Scale. The results of the Fatigue Severity Scale showed an almost five-point increase in fatigue. The quality of life survey had a sixty-one percent improvement or best outcomes and twenty-two percent worsening. Improved learning and self-efficacy were found in this study.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Edwards, Brittany Marie, "Effects of Exercise Environment on Quality of Life and Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1974.