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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201956
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of Health Promotion Intervention for Cancer Survivors
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose:  The purpose of the study was to pilot test a theoretically-based health promotion (HP) intervention (development participant/provider support relationships, weekly health promotion classes for 6 weeks and telephone follow-up support for 2 months) and its effect on health outcomes. Methods: Cancer survivors were recruited from an outpatient cancer clinic serving only low-income clients. After giving consent to participate, people who had been diagnosed with Stage 1-3 cancer at least six months completed a study packet assessing HP behaviors, self-efficacy for engaging in HP behaviors, and outcome variables (physical health, functional health, and quality of life).  Participants were randomized to either the health promotion intervention or control group. Findings: A total of 46 people participated in the study, including 26 in the intervention group and 20 in the control group. Overall, participants were primarily female, older, divorced, educated, and were unemployed or on disability leave.  Total HP behavior scores among the intervention group increased over time, whereas the HP behavior scores for the control remained constant across time. A significant time x group interaction was present, which suggest that the intervention group and control groups differed in terms of how their total HP behavior scores changed. In addition, significant group effects as well as group x time interactions were found for the responsibility & physical activity subscales.   Conclusions: Findings from this feasibility study will guide further refinement of the intervention to provide low-income cancer survivors the information, skills, and support they need to improve their health and dimensions of quality of life. We also learned the level of participation there is in health-promoting behaviors in low-income cancer survivors.
Keywords:
health promotion intervention; health outcomes; low-income cancer survivors
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of Health Promotion Intervention for Cancer Survivorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201956-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose:  The purpose of the study was to pilot test a theoretically-based health promotion (HP) intervention (development participant/provider support relationships, weekly health promotion classes for 6 weeks and telephone follow-up support for 2 months) and its effect on health outcomes. Methods: Cancer survivors were recruited from an outpatient cancer clinic serving only low-income clients. After giving consent to participate, people who had been diagnosed with Stage 1-3 cancer at least six months completed a study packet assessing HP behaviors, self-efficacy for engaging in HP behaviors, and outcome variables (physical health, functional health, and quality of life).  Participants were randomized to either the health promotion intervention or control group. Findings: A total of 46 people participated in the study, including 26 in the intervention group and 20 in the control group. Overall, participants were primarily female, older, divorced, educated, and were unemployed or on disability leave.  Total HP behavior scores among the intervention group increased over time, whereas the HP behavior scores for the control remained constant across time. A significant time x group interaction was present, which suggest that the intervention group and control groups differed in terms of how their total HP behavior scores changed. In addition, significant group effects as well as group x time interactions were found for the responsibility & physical activity subscales.   Conclusions: Findings from this feasibility study will guide further refinement of the intervention to provide low-income cancer survivors the information, skills, and support they need to improve their health and dimensions of quality of life. We also learned the level of participation there is in health-promoting behaviors in low-income cancer survivors.en_GB
dc.subjecthealth promotion interventionen_GB
dc.subjecthealth outcomesen_GB
dc.subjectlow-income cancer survivorsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:02:10Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:02:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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