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dc.contributor.authorHardcastle, SJ
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell-Smith, C
dc.contributor.authorHagger, MS
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, M
dc.contributor.authorPlatell, C
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-09T01:34:00Z
dc.date.available2019-06-09T01:34:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0961-5423
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ecc.12679
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/384378
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the current study was to explore colorectal cancer survivors’ information and support needs in relation to health concerns and health behaviour change. Face‐to‐face interviews were conducted with participants who had completed active treatment for cancer within the previous 2 years. Participants were colorectal cancer survivors (N = 24, men = 11, women = 13 M, age = 69.38 years, SD = 4.19) recruited from a hospital in Perth, Australia on the basis that they had existing morbidities that put them at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Interview transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis. Results: Five main themes emerged: bowel changes; Lack of knowledge concerning healthy eating and physical activity; conflicting information; desire for support; and, need for simple messages and strategies to stay healthy. Where dietary recommendations were provided, these were to resolve bowel problems rather than to promote healthy eating. The provision of lifestyle advice from the oncologists is limited and patients’ lack knowledge of guidelines for diet and physical activity. Oncologists could provide patients with clear messages from the World Cancer Research Fund (2011); that is to increase physical activity and dietary fibre and reduce consumption of red meat, processed meat, alcohol and body fatness.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWILEY
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleExploration of information and support needs in relation to health concerns, diet and physical activity in colorectal cancer survivors
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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