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
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..View full abstract
This study received funding from the Australian Government through Cancer Australia. The authors thank our study investigators Suzanne Chambers, Kenneth Pakenham, Joanne Aitken, Maree Colosimo, Victoria White and Muriel Wulff, as well as our study team (Rhianna Hardie, Susan Bell, Bernice Kelly, Sarah Mitchell and Marnie Dunn).