International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Mara L Leimanis

Mara L Leimanis
Hope & Cope, Jewish General Hospital,
Montreal, Quebec

  • Research Article
    Physical Activities and Distress among Participants of a Cancer Wellness Centre: A Community-Based Pilot Study
    Author(s): Mara L Leimanis and Tanya R FitzpatrickMara L Leimanis and Tanya R Fitzpatrick

    Background: Severe distress in patients has been negatively correlated with treatment compliance and treatment outcomes. Cancer survivors who have been diagnosed and undergone treatment may be subject to increased distress, anxiety and depression. Little research has been conducted using physical activities as a means of mediating distress among cancer survivors in a community setting. Objective: This study explored the relationship between physical activities and distress among participants of a cancer wellness centre in Montreal, Quebec. Methods: Using a longitudinal design and data from participants (N=44), a distress assessment was administered at Time 1, and three months later at Time 2. The Distress Thermometer (DT), and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) were used to assess an individual’s psychological distress. Physical activities were mea.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000193

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