Mediators of the effect of neighborhood poverty on physical functioning among breast cancer survivors: a longitudinal study
Cancer Causes and Control, 08/01/2012
Pruitt SL et al. – Breast cancer survivors living in neighborhoods with greater poverty reported lower physical functioning, but this effect was fully explained by physical activity and body mass index. Community–based lifestyle interventions sensitive to the unique challenges faced by cancer survivors and the challenges of living in a high–poverty neighborhood are needed to ameliorate neighborhood socioeconomic disparities in physical functioning.