A randomized controlled trial of Wearable Activity Technology And Action-Planning (WATAAP) to promote physical activity in colorectal and endometrial cancer survivors

Chloé Maxwell-Smith, Dana Hince, Paul A Cohen, Max K Bulsara, Terry Boyle, Cameron Platell, Patrick Tan, Michael Levitt, Paul Salama, Jason Tan, Stuart Salfinger, Gregory Makin, Ganendra Raj Kader Ali Mohan, Ruth Jiménez-Castuera, Sarah J Hardcastle

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OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to ascertain whether wearable technology, coupled with action-planning was effective in increasing physical activity (PA) in colorectal and endometrial cancer survivors at cardiovascular risk.

METHODS: Sixty-eight survivors who had cardiovascular risk factors and were insufficiently active were randomized to intervention and control arms. Intervention participants were given a wearable tracker for 12-weeks, two group sessions, and a support phone-call. Participants in the control arm received print materials describing PA guidelines. Assessments at baseline and 12-weeks measured triaxial and uniaxial estimates of moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), sedentary behavior, blood pressure and BMI.

RESULTS: The intervention group significantly increased MVPA by 45-minutes/week compared to a reduction of 21-minutes/week in the control group. Group by time interactions were significant for minutes of MVPA (F(1,126)=5.14, p =.025). For those with diastolic hypertension, there was a significant group by time interaction (F(1,66)=4.89, p =.031) with a net reduction of 9.89mmHg in the intervention group.

CONCLUSIONS: Significant improvements in MVPA were observed following the intervention. The results display promise for the use of pragmatic, low-intensity interventions using wearable technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1420-1429
JournalPsycho-Oncology
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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Colorectal Neoplasms
Randomized Controlled Trials
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Blood Pressure
Hypertension
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Maxwell-Smith, Chloé ; Hince, Dana ; Cohen, Paul A ; Bulsara, Max K ; Boyle, Terry ; Platell, Cameron ; Tan, Patrick ; Levitt, Michael ; Salama, Paul ; Tan, Jason ; Salfinger, Stuart ; Makin, Gregory ; Mohan, Ganendra Raj Kader Ali ; Jiménez-Castuera, Ruth ; Hardcastle, Sarah J. / A randomized controlled trial of Wearable Activity Technology And Action-Planning (WATAAP) to promote physical activity in colorectal and endometrial cancer survivors. In: Psycho-Oncology. 2019 ; Vol. 28, No. 7. pp. 1420-1429.
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A randomized controlled trial of Wearable Activity Technology And Action-Planning (WATAAP) to promote physical activity in colorectal and endometrial cancer survivors. / Maxwell-Smith, Chloé; Hince, Dana; Cohen, Paul A; Bulsara, Max K; Boyle, Terry; Platell, Cameron; Tan, Patrick; Levitt, Michael; Salama, Paul; Tan, Jason; Salfinger, Stuart; Makin, Gregory; Mohan, Ganendra Raj Kader Ali; Jiménez-Castuera, Ruth; Hardcastle, Sarah J.

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