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Article: Effectiveness of an integrated adventure-based training and health education program in promoting regular physical activity among childhood cancer survivors

TitleEffectiveness of an integrated adventure-based training and health education program in promoting regular physical activity among childhood cancer survivors
Authors
Keywordschildhood cancer
self-efficacy
physical activity
pediatric oncology
Chinese
adventure-based training
Issue Date2013
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/5807
Citation
Psycho-Oncology, 2013, v. 22, n. 11, p. 2601-2610 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: There is growing concern about declining levels of physical activity in childhood cancer survivors. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of an integrated adventure-based training and health education program in promoting changes in exercise behavior and enhancing the physical activity levels, self-efficacy, and quality of life of Hong Kong Chinese childhood cancer survivors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial, two-group pretest and repeated post-test, between-subjects design was conducted to 71 childhood cancer survivors (9- to 16-year-olds). Participants in the experimental group joined a 4-day integrated adventure-based training and health education program. Control group participants received the same amount of time and attention as the experimental group but not in such a way as to have any specific effect on the outcome measures. Participants' exercise behavior changes, levels of physical activity, self-efficacy, and quality of life were assessed at the time of recruitment, 3, 6, and 9 months after starting the intervention. Results: Participants in the experimental group reported statistically significant differences in physical activity stages of change (p < 0.001), higher levels of physical activity (p < 0.001) and self-efficacy (p = 0.04) than those in the control group. Besides, there were statistically significant mean differences (p < 0.001) in physical activity levels (-2.6), self-efficacy (-2.0), and quality of life (-4.3) of participants in the experimental group from baseline to 9 months after starting the intervention. Conclusions: The integrated adventure-based training and health education program was found to be effective in promoting regular physical activity among childhood cancer survivors. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187642
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.256
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.904
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dc.contributor.authorLi, WHCen_US
dc.contributor.authorChung, OKen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, KYen_US
dc.contributor.authorChiu, SYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLopez, Ven_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-21T07:07:39Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-21T07:07:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationPsycho-Oncology, 2013, v. 22, n. 11, p. 2601-2610en_US
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187642-
dc.description.abstractBackground: There is growing concern about declining levels of physical activity in childhood cancer survivors. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of an integrated adventure-based training and health education program in promoting changes in exercise behavior and enhancing the physical activity levels, self-efficacy, and quality of life of Hong Kong Chinese childhood cancer survivors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial, two-group pretest and repeated post-test, between-subjects design was conducted to 71 childhood cancer survivors (9- to 16-year-olds). Participants in the experimental group joined a 4-day integrated adventure-based training and health education program. Control group participants received the same amount of time and attention as the experimental group but not in such a way as to have any specific effect on the outcome measures. Participants' exercise behavior changes, levels of physical activity, self-efficacy, and quality of life were assessed at the time of recruitment, 3, 6, and 9 months after starting the intervention. Results: Participants in the experimental group reported statistically significant differences in physical activity stages of change (p < 0.001), higher levels of physical activity (p < 0.001) and self-efficacy (p = 0.04) than those in the control group. Besides, there were statistically significant mean differences (p < 0.001) in physical activity levels (-2.6), self-efficacy (-2.0), and quality of life (-4.3) of participants in the experimental group from baseline to 9 months after starting the intervention. Conclusions: The integrated adventure-based training and health education program was found to be effective in promoting regular physical activity among childhood cancer survivors. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/5807-
dc.relation.ispartofPsycho-Oncologyen_US
dc.rightsPsycho-Oncology. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.-
dc.rightsThis is the accepted version of the following article: Psycho-Oncology, 2013, v. 22 n. 11, p. 2601-2610 , which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pon.3326/abstract-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectchildhood cancer-
dc.subjectself-efficacy-
dc.subjectphysical activity-
dc.subjectpediatric oncology-
dc.subjectChinese-
dc.subjectadventure-based training-
dc.titleEffectiveness of an integrated adventure-based training and health education program in promoting regular physical activity among childhood cancer survivorsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, WHC: william3@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChung, OK: joychung@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.authorityChung, OK=rp00250en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.3326-
dc.identifier.pmid23733273-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84886383203-
dc.identifier.hkuros218752en_US
dc.identifier.volume22-
dc.identifier.issue11-
dc.identifier.spage2601-
dc.identifier.epage2610-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000326030300024-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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