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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159022
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patterns of physical activity among young adult survivors of childhood cancers
Abstract:
Patterns of physical activity among young adult survivors of childhood cancers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Finnegan, Lorna, PhD, APN, CNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 845 South Damen, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312-996-1668
Lifestyle choices in combination with treatment-related late effects put childhood cancer survivors at risk for premature development and accelerated progression of diseases associated with aging, such as hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and osteoporosis. Engaging in regular moderate-intensity physical activities for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week may ameliorate some of these risks. The purpose of this pilot study was to: 1) examine the feasibility of using pedometers and web-based physical activity (PA) logs to measure a 7-day period of PA, and 2) describe patterns and types of activities in young adults, who are survivors of childhood cancer.

Fifty-one young adult cancer survivors were recruited through web-based advertisements, long-term survivor clinics, and cancer camp alumni databases. Forty participants (mean age = 24) completed web-based surveys, wore pedometers, and recorded daily physical activities using web-based PA logs. Participants were Caucasian (95%), mostly female (75%), and well educated (84% completed at least some college). Types of cancers included: leukemias (35%), lymphomas (23%), sarcomas (15%), Wilms tumors (10%), brain tumors (10%), and other cancers (7%). The mean age at cancer diagnosis was 11 years, and participants were off treatment for at least 2 years (mean = 11 years). Half of the sample reported at least one treatment-related late effect.

Although 83% of participants reported that they met national PA guidelines, only 25% of participants had mean daily step counts that were consistent with active lifestyles (at least 10,000 steps/day). Preliminary results suggest that participants who reported that they met national PA guidelines may not be meeting the guidelines or may not be engaging in ambulatory physical activities that are sensitive to pedometer measurement. Analysis of PA logs is in progress. Correlations will be used to calculate associations between mean daily step counts and PA log minutes/day. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatterns of physical activity among young adult survivors of childhood cancersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159022-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Patterns of physical activity among young adult survivors of childhood cancers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Finnegan, Lorna, PhD, APN, CNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 845 South Damen, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312-996-1668</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lornaf@uic.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Lifestyle choices in combination with treatment-related late effects put childhood cancer survivors at risk for premature development and accelerated progression of diseases associated with aging, such as hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and osteoporosis. Engaging in regular moderate-intensity physical activities for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week may ameliorate some of these risks. The purpose of this pilot study was to: 1) examine the feasibility of using pedometers and web-based physical activity (PA) logs to measure a 7-day period of PA, and 2) describe patterns and types of activities in young adults, who are survivors of childhood cancer. <br/><br/>Fifty-one young adult cancer survivors were recruited through web-based advertisements, long-term survivor clinics, and cancer camp alumni databases. Forty participants (mean age = 24) completed web-based surveys, wore pedometers, and recorded daily physical activities using web-based PA logs. Participants were Caucasian (95%), mostly female (75%), and well educated (84% completed at least some college). Types of cancers included: leukemias (35%), lymphomas (23%), sarcomas (15%), Wilms tumors (10%), brain tumors (10%), and other cancers (7%). The mean age at cancer diagnosis was 11 years, and participants were off treatment for at least 2 years (mean = 11 years). Half of the sample reported at least one treatment-related late effect.<br/><br/>Although 83% of participants reported that they met national PA guidelines, only 25% of participants had mean daily step counts that were consistent with active lifestyles (at least 10,000 steps/day). Preliminary results suggest that participants who reported that they met national PA guidelines may not be meeting the guidelines or may not be engaging in ambulatory physical activities that are sensitive to pedometer measurement. Analysis of PA logs is in progress. Correlations will be used to calculate associations between mean daily step counts and PA log minutes/day. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:37:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:37:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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