Journal article

Effects of a Telephone-Delivered Multiple Health Behavior Change Intervention (CanChange) on Health and Behavioral Outcomes in Survivors of Colorectal Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Anna L Hawkes, Suzanne K Chambers, Kenneth I Pakenham, Tania A Patrao, Peter D Baade, Brigid M Lynch, Joanne F Aitken, Xingqiong Meng, Kerry S Courneya

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2013

Abstract

PURPOSE: Colorectal cancer survivors are at risk for poor health outcomes because of unhealthy lifestyles, but few studies have developed translatable health behavior change interventions. This study aimed to determine the effects of a telephone-delivered multiple health behavior change intervention (CanChange) on health and behavioral outcomes among colorectal cancer survivors. METHODS: In this two-group randomized controlled trial, 410 colorectal cancer survivors were randomly assigned to the health coaching intervention (11 theory-based telephone-delivered health coaching sessions delivered over 6 months focusing on physical activity, weight management, dietary habits, alcohol, and smokin..

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