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Digital health behaviour change interventions targeting physical activity and diet in cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Cancer Survivorship, August 2017
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Title
Digital health behaviour change interventions targeting physical activity and diet in cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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Journal of Cancer Survivorship, August 2017
DOI 10.1007/s11764-017-0632-1
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Anna L. Roberts, Abigail Fisher, Lee Smith, Malgorzata Heinrich, Henry W. W. Potts

Abstract

The number of cancer survivors has risen substantially due to improvements in early diagnosis and treatment. Health behaviours such as physical activity (PA) and diet can reduce recurrence and mortality, and alleviate negative consequences of cancer and treatments. Digital behaviour change interventions (DBCIs) have the potential to reach large numbers of cancer survivors. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analyses of relevant studies identified by a search of Medline, EMBASE, PubMed and CINAHL. Studies which assessed a DBCI with measures of PA, diet and/or sedentary behaviour were included. Fifteen studies were identified. Random effects meta-analyses showed significant improvements in moderate-vigorous PA (seven studies; mean difference (MD) = 41 min per week; 95% CI 12, 71) and body mass index (BMI)/weight (standardised mean difference (SMD) = -0.23; 95% CI -0.41, -0.05). There was a trend towards significance for reduced fatigue and no significant change in cancer-specific measures of quality of life (QoL). Narrative synthesis revealed mixed evidence for effects on diet, generic QoL measures and self-efficacy and no evidence of an effect on mental health. Two studies suggested improved sleep quality. DBCIs may improve PA and BMI among cancer survivors, and there is mixed evidence for diet. The number of included studies is small, and risk of bias and heterogeneity was high. Future research should address these limitations with large, high-quality RCTs, with objective measures of PA and sedentary time. Digital technologies offer a promising approach to encourage health behaviour change among cancer survivors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 298 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 53 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 14%
Researcher 40 13%
Student > Bachelor 38 13%
Other 14 5%
Other 48 16%
Unknown 62 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 51 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 49 16%
Psychology 43 14%
Sports and Recreations 20 7%
Social Sciences 15 5%
Other 42 14%
Unknown 78 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 62. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 August 2020.
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