Journal article

Predictors of physical activity in colorectal cancer survivors after participation in a telephone-delivered multiple health behavior change intervention

AL Hawkes, TA Patrao, P Baade, BM Lynch, KS Courneya

JOURNAL OF CANCER SURVIVORSHIP | SPRINGER | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: Physical activity improves the health outcomes of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors, yet few are exercising at levels known to yield health benefits. Baseline demographic, clinical, behavioral, and psychosocial predictors of physical activity at 12 months were investigated in CRC survivors. METHODS: Participants were CRC survivors (n = 410) who completed a 12-month multiple health behavior change intervention trial (CanChange). The outcome variable was 12 month sufficient physical activity (≥150 min of moderate-vigorous physical activity/week). Baseline predictors included demographics and clinical variables, health behaviors, and psychosocial variables. RESULTS: Multivariate linear..

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