Predictors of physical activity in colorectal cancer survivors after participation in a telephone-delivered multiple health behavior change intervention
Hawkes, Anna, Patrao, Tania, Baade, Peter, Lynch, Brigid, & Courneya, Kerry (2015) Predictors of physical activity in colorectal cancer survivors after participation in a telephone-delivered multiple health behavior change intervention. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 9(1), pp. 40-49.
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 regression revealed that baseline sufficient physical activity (p < 0.001), unemployment (p = 0.004), private health insurance (p = 0.040), higher cancer-specific quality of life (p = 0.031) and higher post-traumatic growth (p = 0.008) were independent predictors of sufficient physical activity at 12 months. The model explained 28.6 % of the variance.
Conclusions: Assessment of demographics, health behaviors, and psychosocial functioning following a diagnosis of CRC may help to develop effective physical activity programs.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Physical activity , Colorectal cancer , Predictor , Telephone-delivered , Multiple health behavior change intervention|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York|
|Deposited On:||21 Oct 2015 06:24|
|Last Modified:||21 Oct 2015 06:24|
Repository Staff Only: item control page