Narratives of physical activity amongst those diagnosed with cancer: reflections from the 'Get Active Feel Good' physical activity programme

Windard, D. and Cooper, N. and Evans, A. B. and Henderson, H. (2017) Narratives of physical activity amongst those diagnosed with cancer: reflections from the 'Get Active Feel Good' physical activity programme. In: European Association for the Sociology of Sport Conference, 14 - 17 July 2017, Charles University, Prague.

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Abstract

Despite significant advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment, cancer is still one of the highest causes of death worldwide (Cancer Research UK, 2015).

A growing body of evidence suggests physical activity (PA) can reduce the risk of death, reduce pain and improve physical function (Bishop, 1999; Bossen et al, 2014; Colditz et al., 2000; Conn, 2010).

Chronic disease studies have focused on the physiological benefits encountered through PA interventions (Rhodes and Quinlan, 2014; Dunton et al., 2008).

Individual experiences of PA and cancer have been overlooked alongside the individual’s experience within the intervention and their chronic disease journey (Rhodes and Quinlan, 2014).

Keywords:Health, Physical activity, Cancer
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C600 Sports Science
L Social studies > L510 Health & Welfare
L Social studies > L431 Health Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:28097
Deposited On:31 Jul 2017 15:00

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