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dc.contributor.authorMaxwell-Smith, Chloe
dc.contributor.authorZeps, Nik
dc.contributor.authorHagger, Martin S
dc.contributor.authorPlatell, Cameron
dc.contributor.authorHardcastle, Sarah J
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-27T03:34:40Z
dc.date.available2017-10-27T03:34:40Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.4234
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173863
dc.description.abstractBackground: Lifestyle factors including inadequate physical activity may contribute to increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in colorectal cancer survivors. Identification of the barriers to physical activity is important for forming an evidence base of factors to target in future physical activity programs aimed at improving cardiovascular health in this population. Methods: Colorectal cancer survivors (N = 24) from St. John of God Subiaco Hospital participated in semi-structured interviews about their current physical activity behaviors and perceived barriers to physical activity. Results: Inductive thematic analysis of interviews revealed 5 overarching themes relating to barriers to physical activity: psychological barriers, environmental barriers, knowledge of guidelines, lack of practitioner support, and energy/age barriers. Conclusions: Novel findings revealed participants' dependence on practitioner support, including a reliance on practitioners to recommend lifestyle change. Survivors also revealed that regular checkups to monitor cardiovascular risk replaced the need for healthy lifestyle changes. Implications: With survivors holding the advice of clinicians in high regard, an opportunity exists for clinicians to facilitate lifestyle change. Health care professionals such as nurses can implement motivational strategies and provide additional health information during follow-up visits, to ensure long-term adherence. Individuals who reported psychological, motivational, and environmental barriers may benefit from interventions to improve self-regulation, planning, and problem-solving skills.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsycho-Oncology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleBarriers to physical activity participation in colorectal cancer survivors at high risk of cardiovascular disease
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHagger, Martin S.


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