publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

Walking groups for women with breast cancer: Mobilising therapeutic assemblages of walk, talk and place

Aileen V. Ireland; Jennifer Finnegan-John; Gill Hubbard; Karen Scanlon; Richard G. Kyle;
  • Published: 01 Jun 2019
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract Walking is widely accepted as a safe and effective method of promoting rehabilitation and a return to physical activity after a cancer diagnosis. Little research has considered the therapeutic qualities of landscape in relation to understanding women's recovery from breast cancer, and no study has considered the supportive and therapeutic benefits that walking groups might contribute to their wellbeing. Through a study of a volunteer-led walking group intervention for women living with and beyond breast cancer (Best Foot Forward) we address this gap. A mixed-methods design was used including questionnaires with walkers (n = 35) and walk leaders (n = 13)...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: History and Philosophy of Science, Health(social science), Conversation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Nursing, Rehabilitation, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Breast cancer, medicine.disease, business.industry, business, Psychosocial support, Walking, Volunteers, Walking Interviews., 615 Pharmacology and therapeutics, RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology, Population and Public Health Research Group, Wellbeing
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