Journal article

A qualitative evaluation of breast cancer survivors' acceptance of and preferences for consumer wearable technology activity trackers

Nga H Nguyen, Nyssa T Hadgraft, Melissa M Moore, Dori E Rosenberg, Chris Lynch, Marina M Reeves, Brigid M Lynch

SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER | SPRINGER | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour are common amongst breast cancer survivors. These behaviours are associated with an increased risk of comorbidities such as heart disease, diabetes and other cancers. Commercially available, wearable activity trackers (WATs) have potential utility as behavioural interventions to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour within this population. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to explore the acceptability and usability of consumer WAT amongst postmenopausal breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Fourteen participants tested two to three randomly assigned trackers from six available models (Fitbit One, Jawbone Up 24, Garmin..

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Grants

Awarded by National Breast Cancer Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation (ECF-15-012 to BM Lynch).NT Hadgraft was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award and a Baker IDI Bright Sparks top up scholarship.C Lynch was supported by a PhD scholarship from Northern Health.MM Reeves was supported by a National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship (ECF-13-09).