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IMPACT OF ROWING TRAINING ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND PERCEIVED HEALTH IN FEMALE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

Version 1 : Received: 11 February 2021 / Approved: 12 February 2021 / Online: 12 February 2021 (12:09:55 CET)

How to cite: Gavala-González, J.; Torres-Pérez, A.; Fernández-García, J.C. IMPACT OF ROWING TRAINING ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND PERCEIVED HEALTH IN FEMALE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS. Preprints 2021, 2021020301 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0301.v1). Gavala-González, J.; Torres-Pérez, A.; Fernández-García, J.C. IMPACT OF ROWING TRAINING ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND PERCEIVED HEALTH IN FEMALE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS. Preprints 2021, 2021020301 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0301.v1).

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine whether a rowing training program improved the quantity and quality of physical activity and quality of life in female breast cancer survivors (stage I - 4.35%; II - 30.43%; III - 52.17%; and IV - 8.7%) diagnosed 6.57 ± 5.02 years previously, who had undergone a subsequent intervention (preservation 53.52%; total mastectomy 39.13% and double mastectomy 4.35%) and had a current mean age of 53.70 ± 7.88 years. The participants (N = 30) engaged in a 12-week training program, each week comprising three sessions and each session lasting 60-90 minutes. An anthropometric evaluation was performed before and after the program. The short form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-SF) and the Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) were also administered. The results showed statistically significant improvements in levels of physical activity and in the dimensions of quality of life. We can conclude that a 12-week rowing training program tailored to women who have had breast cancer increases physical activity levels, leading to improved health status and quality of life.

Keywords

breast cancer; rowing; quality of life; perceived health; IPAQ-SF; SF-36.

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