Journal article

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Multiple Health Behavior Change Intervention Delivered to Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Brigid M Lynch, Kerry S Courneya, Parneet Sethi, Tania A Patrao, Anna L Hawkes

Cancer | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sedentary behavior may independently contribute to morbidity and mortality among survivors of colorectal cancer. In the current study, the authors assessed whether a telephone-delivered multiple health behavior change intervention had an effect on the sedentary behavior of recently diagnosed colorectal cancer survivors. METHODS: A total of 410 participants were recruited through the Queensland Cancer Registry and randomized to the health coaching (intervention) or usual-care (control) group. Eleven health coaching sessions addressing multiple health behaviors, including sedentary behavior, were delivered over a period of 6 months. Data were collected at baseline (before randomiza..

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