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The effects of physical activity and fatigue on cognitive performance in breast cancer survivors

Overview of attention for article published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, July 2017
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Title
The effects of physical activity and fatigue on cognitive performance in breast cancer survivors
Published in
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, July 2017
DOI 10.1007/s10549-017-4363-9
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Diane K. Ehlers, Susan Aguiñaga, Josh Cosman, Joan Severson, Arthur F. Kramer, Edward McAuley

Abstract

Research suggests that physical activity may be a promising treatment for cancer-related cognitive impairment; however, evidence is limited by small samples and self-report measures and little is known about the underlying mechanisms. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of physical activity on cognitive function in a national sample of breast cancer survivors (BCSs) using objective measures. We hypothesized that physical activity's effects on cognition would be indirect through survivors' self-reported fatigue. Participants (N = 299; M = 57.51 ± 9.54 years) included BCSs with access to an iPad. Participants wore an accelerometer for seven consecutive days to measure their average daily minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and completed a battery of questionnaires and neuropsychological tests via an iPad application to measure fatigue and cognitive function. Cognitive function was modeled as two latent factors-executive function and working memory-comprising performance across seven cognitive tasks. A structural equation modeling framework was used to test the hypotheses. MVPA was associated with less fatigue (γ = 0.19), which, in turn, was associated with faster times on executive function tasks (γ = -0.18) and greater accuracy on working memory tasks (γ = 0.16). The indirect paths from MVPA to cognitive performance were also significant (executive function: β = -0.03, memory: β = 0.03). Findings suggest that MVPA may be associated with greater executive function and working memory in BCSs. Further, this effect may be partially indirect through cancer-related symptoms (e.g., fatigue). Results emphasize the need for additional scientific investigation in the context of prospective and efficacy trials.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 67 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 21%
Unspecified 13 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 15%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Student > Master 6 9%
Other 17 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 18 27%
Psychology 10 15%
Sports and Recreations 9 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 10%
Other 15 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 218. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 January 2019.
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#56,482
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#7
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