Long-term effects of a web-based cancer aftercare intervention on moderate physical activity and vegetable consumption among early cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial

The quality of life of cancer survivors  can be improved by adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To help cancer survivors achieve this, researchers from Open University of the Netherlands developed a web-based self-management program to increase physical activity and improve diet.  The intervention included eight modules that tackled areas such as fatigue, mood, relationships, physical activity, diet, smoking and relationships. Survivors had access to the web portal of the program for 6 months. After 12 months, the participants in the intervention group had significantly improved dietary behaviour. Increased physical activity was found in younger cancer survivors, under 57 years old. The authors suggest that the online program can be used to complement current cancer aftercare and should one of the first steps in a stepped care approach. Read the full article here.  
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