Examining intentions to use CoQ10 amongst breast cancer patients

Gina Jarman Hill, Brent J. Shriver, Dennis B. Arnett

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Objective: To determine factors that influence breast cancer patients' intentions to supplement with CoQ10. Methods: A survey based upon the expanded rational expectations intentions model was completed by breast cancer outpatients (N = 160). Results: A significantly positive relationship existed between referent other (the influence specific people have in terms of an individual's behavior) and subjective norm (subject's perception of how people view a behavior). Beliefs, referent other, attitude, and subjective norm did have a significant effect on intention to use CoQ10. Conclusions: Health practitioners may address supplementation with breast cancer patients with a better understanding of what factors impact supplement use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-321
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast cancer
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Dietary supplements
  • Expanded rational expectation intentions model
  • Theory of reasoned action

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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