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Development of a computer-tailored physical activity intervention for prostate and colorectal cancer patients and survivors: OncoActive

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, June 2017
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Title
Development of a computer-tailored physical activity intervention for prostate and colorectal cancer patients and survivors: OncoActive
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BMC Cancer, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12885-017-3397-z
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R. H. J. Golsteijn, C. Bolman, E. Volders, D. A. Peels, H. de Vries, L. Lechner

Abstract

Cancer and cancer treatment coincide with substantial negative physical, psychological and psychosocial problems. Physical activity (PA) can positively affect the negative effects of cancer and cancer treatment and thereby increase quality of life in CPS. Nevertheless, only a minority of CPS meet PA guidelines. We developed the OncoActive (OncoActief in Dutch) intervention: a computer-tailored PA program to stimulate PA in prostate and colorectal CPS, because to our knowledge there are only a few PA interventions for these specific cancer types in the Netherlands METHODS: The OncoActive intervention was developed through systematic adaptation of a proven effective, evidence-based, computer-tailored PA intervention for adults over fifty, called Active Plus. The Intervention Mapping (IM) protocol was used to guide the systematic adaptation. A literature study and interviews with prostate and colorectal CPS and health care professionals revealed that both general and cancer-specific PA determinants are important and should be addressed. Change objectives, theoretical methods and applications and the actual program content were adapted to address the specific needs, beliefs and cancer-related issues of prostate and colorectal CPS. Intervention participants received tailored PA advice three times, on internet and with printed materials, and a pedometer to set goals to improve PA. Pre- and pilot tests showed that the intervention was highly appreciated (target group) and regarded safe and feasible (healthcare professionals). The effectiveness of the intervention is being evaluated in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) (n = 428), consisting of an intervention group and a usual care waiting-list control group, with follow-up measurements at three, six and twelve months. Participants are recruited from seventeen hospitals and with posters, flyers and calls in several media. Using the Intervention Mapping protocol resulted in a systematically adapted, theory and evidence-based intervention providing tailored PA advice to prostate and colorectal CPS. If the intervention turns out to be effective in increasing PA, as evaluated in a RCT, possibilities for nationwide implementation and extension to other cancer types will be explored. The study is registered in the Dutch Trial Register (NTR4296) on November 23rd 2013 and can be accessed at http://www.trialregister.nl/trialreg/admin/rctview.asp?TC=4296 .

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 147 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 16%
Student > Bachelor 16 11%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 9%
Other 26 18%
Unknown 31 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 34 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 18%
Psychology 15 10%
Computer Science 8 5%
Social Sciences 7 5%
Other 16 11%
Unknown 40 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 July 2017.
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#1,546,293
of 11,505,507 outputs
Outputs from BMC Cancer
#343
of 4,210 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#53,526
of 262,879 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Cancer
#14
of 75 outputs
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