Surviving childhood cancer: Relationship between exercise and coping on quality of life

Carmina Castellano*, Marta Pérez-Campdepadrós, Lluís Capdevila, José Sánchez De Toledo, Soledad Gallego, Tomás Blasco

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Abstract

This research assesses Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in a Spanish sample of adolescent cancer survivors, and analyzes the relationship between HRQoL, coping styles and physical exercise. Forty-two survivors (12-19 years), who were ≥ 1 year of remission, completed standardized measures of HRQoL (CHIP-AE), coping strategies (ACS) and physical exercise (AECEF). Mean scores in all HRQoL domains were within normative values. Multiple regression analysis revealed that physical exercise and productive coping were related to higher HRQoL, whereas non-productive coping was related to lower HRQoL. This sample of survivors reported good levels of HRQoL, which are mediated by coping styles and physical exercise.

Original languageAmerican English
Article numbere1
JournalSpanish Journal of Psychology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • adolescent cancer survivors
  • coping styles
  • health-related quality of life
  • physical exercise

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