Jill Bennett, PH.D.
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Summary of Current Research
Current research focuses on effects of cancer and cancer treatment on survivors, particularly persistent symptoms related to treatment in long-term survivors. As principal investigator and co-investigator, I have conducted several intervention trials and descriptive studies to assess the effect of physical exercise on relieving symptoms, especially fatigue, in long-term cancer survivors, the perception of symptoms in families and lung cancer patients, the effect of cancer on work and income, the effect of neuropathy on balance, and other topics. Earlier research was in maintaining physical functioning in older adults, including intervention studies to promote exercise in rural adults in Oregon. A continuing interest is the validity of measurement of physical functioning, physical activity, and quality of life in persons with chronic health conditions, including cancer.
"Resistance training reduces disability in prostate cancer survivors on androgen deprivation therapy: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial,"
"Measuring activity levels associated with rehabilitative care in hospitalized older adults,"
"Musculoskeletal changes after 1 year of exercise in older breast cancer survivors,"
"Patterns and predictors of symptom incongruence in older couples coping with prostate cancer,"
"Skeletal response to resistance and impact training in prostate cancer survivors,"