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The effect of a structured exercise program on fatigue, strength, endurance, physical self-efficacy, and functional wellness in women with early stage breast cancer.


Cancer treatment-related fatigue is a distressing effect of cancer therapy. Early efforts in describing the fatigue experience have progressed to the testing of potential interventions. This study built on the fatigue, functional capacity, and exercise activity of previous studies with women with early stage breast cancer. Strength training and the nature of the relationship of physical self- efficacy and performance to functional wellness, contribute new understanding to the area of fatigue and symptom management.