Wearable Activity Technology And Action-Planning (WATAAP) to promote physical activity in cancer survivors: Randomised controlled trial protocol

Chloe Maxwell-Smith, Paul Cohen, Cameron Platell, Patrick Tan, Michael Levitt, Paul Salama, Gregory Makin, Jason Jit-Sun Tan, Stuart Salfinger, Raj Kader Ali Mohan, Robert Kane, Dana Hince, Ruth Jimenez-Castuera, Sarah Jane Hardcastle

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Background/Objective: Colorectal and gynecologic cancer survivors are at cardiovascular risk due to comorbidities and sedentary behaviour, warranting a feasible intervention to increase physical activity. The Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) is a promising theoretical framework for health behaviour change, and wearable physical activity trackers offer a novel means of self-monitoring physical activity for cancer survivors.
Method: Sixty-eight survivors of colorectal and gynecologic cancer will be randomised into 12-week intervention and control groups. Intervention group participants will receive: a Fitbit AltaTM to monitor physical activity, HAPA-based group sessions, booklet, and support phone call. Participants in the control group will only receive the HAPA-based booklet. Physical activity (using accelerometers), blood pressure, BMI, and HAPA constructs will be assessed at baseline, 12-weeks (post-intervention) and 24-weeks (follow-up). Data analysis will use the Group x Time interaction from a General Linear Mixed Model analysis.
Conclusions: Physical activity interventions that are acceptable and have robust theoreticalunderpinnings show promise for improving the health of cancer survivors.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)124-132
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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