Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6404

Date

2019

Date of Award

4-29-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Health and Sport Science

Concentration

Exercise, Sport & Movement Sci

Committee Member

Melissa Puppa

Committee Member

Douglas Powell

Committee Member

Suzanne Apperson

Abstract

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.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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