Physical activity measurement

Ainsworth, Barbara E. and Coleman, Karen J. (2006). Physical activity measurement. In Anne McTiernan (Ed.), Cancer prevention and management through exercise and weight control (pp. 13-24) Boca Raton, FL, United States: Taylor and Francis.

Author Ainsworth, Barbara E.
Coleman, Karen J.
Title of chapter Physical activity measurement
Title of book Cancer prevention and management through exercise and weight control
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL, United States
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Nutrition and Disease Prevention
ISBN 1574449079
Editor Anne McTiernan
Volume number 5
Chapter number 3
Start page 13
End page 24
Total pages 12
Total chapters 37
Language eng
Subjects 111712 Health Promotion
111706 Epidemiology
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Cancer Prevention and Management through Exercise and Weight Control provides us with the support necessary to make a call to action. It brings together the contributions of world-class researchers to lay out the evidence and a plan of attack for coping with this crisis. The text begins by focusing on the research methods used in assessing the complex associations between activity, energy balance, and risk and prognosis. In comprehensive literature reviews, the authors consider the role of physical activity in the incidence of individual cancers, then explore the mechanisms that might explain this connection. They continue with a look at the relation between weight and cancer incidence, including a consideration of genetics.

Research is also provided linking physical activity and weight control to a cancer patient’s quality of life and prognosis. The work concludes with ideas on how a plan of action might be implemented at the individual, clinical, and public health levels. It also provides guidance on incorporating exercise and diet recommendations into clinical oncology practice. [from publisher's website]
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Description: 584 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

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