Journal article

Postdiagnosis sedentary behavior and health outcomes in cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Christopher TV Swain, Nga H Nguyen, Tobyn Eagles, Jeff K Vallance, Terry Boyle, Ian M Lahart, Brigid M Lynch

Cancer | WILEY | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: High levels of sedentary behavior may negatively affect health outcomes in cancer survivors. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to clarify whether postdiagnosis sedentary behavior is related to survival, patient-reported outcomes, and anthropometric outcomes in cancer survivors. METHODS: The Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL (The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), and SPORTDiscus databases were searched from study inception to June 2019. Studies of adults who had been diagnosed with cancer that examined the association between sedentary behavior and mortality, patient-reported outcomes (eg, fatigue, depression), or anthropometric outcomes (eg, ..

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Awarded by Victorian Cancer Agency

Funding Acknowledgements

Jeff K. Vallance is supported by the Canada Research Chairs program. Brigid Lynch is supported by a fellowship from the Victorian Cancer Agency (MCRF18005).