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A Randomised Control Trial and Cost-Consequence Analysis to Examine the Effects of a Print-based Intervention Supported by Internet Tools on the Physical Activity of UK Cancer Survivors

Webb, Justin, Fife-Schaw, Chris and Ogden, Jane (2019) A Randomised Control Trial and Cost-Consequence Analysis to Examine the Effects of a Print-based Intervention Supported by Internet Tools on the Physical Activity of UK Cancer Survivors Public Health.

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a print-based intervention supported by Internet tools at improving physical activity in cancer survivors compared to a standard letter recommendation. Pre-diagnosis physical activity and self-efficacy were hypothesised to predict physical activity improvement.

Study design: Waiting list randomised control trial and cost-consequence analysis.

Methods: Adult cancer survivors who could become physically active without prior medical approval were randomised to receive either a print-based intervention supported by Internet tools (intervention, n=104) or a standard letter recommendation (control, n=103). Physical activity was assessed at 12-weeks with maintenance assessed at 24-weeks in the intervention arm. A number-needed-to-treat was calculated and a cost-consequence analysis completed.

Results: Participants in receipt of a print-based intervention supported by Internet tools improved their physical activity by 36.9% over 12-weeks compared to 9.1% in the control arm. Physical activity was maintained at 24-weeks in the intervention arm. Six-point-two-nine cancer survivors needed to receive the intervention for one to improve physical activity over a standard letter recommendation. Intervention delivery cost £8.19 per person. Pre-diagnosis physical activity and self-efficacy did not predict physical activity improvement.

Conclusion: A print-based intervention supported by Internet tools offers a promising low-cost means to intervene to improve physical activity in cancer survivors.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Webb, Justin
Fife-Schaw, ChrisC.Fife-Schaw@surrey.ac.uk
Ogden, JaneJ.Ogden@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 2019
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 07 May 2019 15:09
Last Modified : 07 May 2019 15:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/851758

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