Basen-Engquist K, Ozakinci G & Avis NE (2008) Health behavior change in cancer survivors: Current research and future directions. 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioural Medicine Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35 (Suppl 1), pp. S9-S9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12160-008-9015-1
Cancer survivors often face increased risk for not only recurrence
and second primary cancers, but also chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. These risks can be lowered by modifications in health behaviors, but are cancer survivors making such changes? What interventions are effective in this population? This symposium will present the results of intervention research in dietary, physical activity, and smoking
cessation interventions for cancer survivors, and discuss future research directions for the field. An introduction by Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., will present data on the prevalence of health behavior among cancer survivors. Bernadine Pinto, Ph.D. will discuss home-based physical activity interventions for breast and colorectal cancer survivors. The second presentation, by Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., will convey information on dietary trials with
cancer survivors, focusing on distance-medicine based trials. Karen Emmons, Ph.D. will present the long-term outcome results of a randomized controlled smoking cessation trial for childhood cancer survivors, and discuss the implications for future research and practice. The symposium will conclude with a discussion by Nancy Avis, Ph.D., who will synthesize the information presented and discuss future directions for research, and implications for the dissemination of research findings.
Annals of Behavioral Medicine: Volume 35, Issue Suppl 1
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