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Examining the impact of a personalized self-management lifestyle program using mobile technology on the health and well-being of cancer survivors: protocol and rationale for a randomized controlled trial (The moving On study)

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dc.contributor.author Groarke, Jenny M.
dc.contributor.author Richmond, Janice
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Mary Grace
dc.contributor.author McSharry, Jenny
dc.contributor.author Kerr, Tommy
dc.contributor.author Singaroyan, Nina
dc.contributor.author Harney, Owen
dc.contributor.author Haughey, Charlene
dc.contributor.author Glynn, Liam G.
dc.contributor.author Masterson, Eimear
dc.contributor.author O Donnell, Aoife
dc.contributor.author Duffy, Karen
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Jane C.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-22T10:43:25Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-22T10:43:25Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8182
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Cancer survivorship in Ireland is increasing in both frequency and longevity. However, a significant proportion of cancer survivors are overweight. This has negative implications for long-term health outcomes, including increased risk of subsequent and secondary cancers. There is a need to identify interventions, which can improve physical and psychological outcomes that are practical in modern oncology care. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions demonstrate potential for positive health behavior change, but there is little evidence for the efficacy of mobile technology to improve health outcomes in cancer survivors. Objective: This study aims to investigate whether a personalized mHealth self-management lifestyle program is acceptable to participants and can improve physical and psychological outcomes of a subgroup of cancer survivors with increased health risks related to lifestyle behaviors. Methods: A sample of 123 cancer survivors (body mass index >25 kg/m2) was randomly assigned to the control (n=61) or intervention (n=62) group. The intervention group attended a 4-hour tailored lifestyle information session with a physiotherapist, dietician, and clinical psychologist to support self-management of health behavior. Over the following 12 weeks, participants engaged in personalized goal setting to incrementally increase physical activity (with feedback and review of goals through short message service text messaging contact). Objective measures of health behavior (ie, physical activity) were collected using Fitbit (Fitbit, Inc). Data on anthropometric, physiological, dietary behavior, and psychological measures were collected at baseline (T0), 12 weeks (T1; intervention end), and 24 weeks (T2; follow-up). Semistructured interviews were conducted to explore the retrospective acceptability of the Moving On program from the perspective of the recipients. Results: This paper details the protocol for the Moving On study. The project was funded in August 2017. Enrolment started in December 2017. Data collection completed in September 2018. Data analysis is underway, and results are expected in winter 2019. Conclusions: The results of this study will determine the efficacy and acceptability of an mHealth intervention using behavior change techniques to promote health behaviors that support physical health and well-being in cancer survivors and will therefore have implications for health care providers, patients, health psychologists, and technologists en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher JMIR Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries JMIR Research Protocols;8(8), e13214
dc.subject mHealth en_US
dc.subject SMS en_US
dc.subject activity tracker en_US
dc.subject behavior change technique en_US
dc.title Examining the impact of a personalized self-management lifestyle program using mobile technology on the health and well-being of cancer survivors: protocol and rationale for a randomized controlled trial (The moving On study) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.2196/13214
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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