María Romero-Elías

María Romero-Elías
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche | UMH · Centro de Investigación del Deporte

PhD (Sport Sciences)

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Introduction
I have finished my Ph.D. "Colorectal cancer patients beyond their disease: Hindrances, motivation, and positive effects of exercise during chemotherapy treatment”. Now, I am working on the project entitled "Development of an educational and motivational program to promote adherence to physical activity and its positive effects in colorectal cancer patients". And I collaborate at the Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda University Hospital to evaluate and prescribe physical exercise to cancer patients.

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The present doctoral thesis is framed within the research project entitled “Development of an educational and motivational program to promote adherence to physical activity (PA) and its positive effects in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients” with the reference PID2019-107287RA-I00. This dissertation is composed of a set of three main studies: 1) barr...
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PurposeTo identify potential correlates of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) after curative breast cancer (BC) treatment. The hypothesis was that fatigue would be more severe among women treated with cardiotoxic drugs, with poor physical condition and those who exercised less.Methods Observational cross-sectional design. Fatigue was evaluated through PE...
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Purpose: Adolescents' and parents' experiences within a multidimensional school-based physical activity intervention grounded on self-determination theory were explored. Method: Qualitative data from 29 adolescents (aged 15-17 years) and three parents on behalf of the total students' families were collected via participant observation (research dia...
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This study explored basic psychological needs (BPN) experiences, motivation to continue living, and psychological well-being in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients during adjuvant treatment. Qualitative data from 30 participants (ten CRC patients, ten relatives and ten healthcare professionals) were collected by performing two sets of semi-structured...
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Introduction: Physical activity (PA) entails several physical and psychosocial benefits which optimize bariatric surgery outcomes. Although bariatric patients usually increase their satisfaction with their body shape after surgery, little is known about the role of postoperative PA in this regard. From a mixed-method approach, this study examines b...
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Objective This study examines the associations between pre-to post-intervention changes in motivation and physical activity (PA) levels of bariatric patients involved in a 6-month postoperative PA program based on self-determination theory (SDT). We also explore the extent to which patients’ perception of autonomy support and basic psychological ne...
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Fatigue is the most distressing and frequent symptom in Breast Cancer (BC) survivors after treatment. Although fatigue can be found in other cancer survivors, women with a history of breast cancer may share some distinctive features. This study aims to recapitulate the knowledge about risk factors and correlates of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in B...
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e24087 Background: Fatigue is one of the most distressing symptoms among breast cancer survivors (BCS) after finishing their treatment. Besides cancer-related factors, fatigue may be influenced by socio-demographic, physical, medical, psychological and behavioural variables. Exercise is recommended to manage CRF. Methods: PH-UEM02 and PH-UEM06 were...
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Purpose To explore the barriers that colorectal cancer patients (stage II and III) perceive to participate in physical activity (PA) when involved in adjuvant chemotherapy. Views of relatives and physicians concerning this issue were also included. Method Qualitative data from ten patients, ten relatives, and ten health professionals were obtained...
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The purpose of this research was to test novelty as a candidate basic psychological need according to the inclusion criteria established within basic psychological needs theory (BPNT). Two cross-sectional studies with 303 (Mage = 33.50, SD = 12.95; 58.41% female) and 598 (Mage = 35.47, SD = 11.89; 54.18% female) Spanish adults were conducted in phy...
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The need for novelty has recently been proposed as a candidate basic psychological need within self-determination theory. The aim of this qualitative study was to throw more light on this issue, by exploring the perceived importance that bariatric patients gave to novelty in general life and in a physical activity program in which they participated...
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Different studies of patients with colorectal cancer have shown that physical activity has positive physical and psychosocial effects. However, most patients do not comply with the recommended criteria of physical activity. The aim of the present study was to analyze, by means of a systematic review of the literature, the factors associated with ph...

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