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Type: Journal article
Title: Theory-and evidence-based development and process evaluation of the Move More for Life program: a tailored-print intervention designed to promote physical activity among post-treatment breast cancer survivors
Author: Short, C.
James, E.
Plotnikoff, R.
Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2013; 10(1):124-1-124-15
Publisher: BioMed Central
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1479-5868
1479-5868
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Camille E Short, Erica L James and Ronald C Plotnikoff
Abstract: Objective: Several physical activity interventions have been effective in improving the health outcomes of breast cancer survivors. However, few interventions have provided detailed descriptions regarding how such interventions work. To develop evidence-based practice in this field, detailed descriptions of intervention development and delivery is needed. This paper aims to (1) describe the theory-and evidence-based development of the Move More for Life program, a physical activity program for breast cancer survivors; and (2) serve as an exemplar for theory-based applied research. Method: The program-planning model outlined by Kreuter and colleagues was used to develop the computer-tailored intervention. Results: The tailoring guide developed by Kreuter and colleagues served as a useful program planning tool in terms of integrating theory and evidence-based best practice into intervention strategies. Overall, participants rated the intervention positively, with the majority reporting that the tailored materials caught their attention, were personally relevant to them, and were useful for helping them to change their behaviour. However, there was considerable room for improvement. Conclusion: The Move More for Life program is an example of a theory-based, low-cost and potentially sustainable strategy to physical activity promotion and may stand as an exemplar for Social Cognitive Theory-based applied research. By providing a detailed description of the development of the Move More for Life program, a critical evaluation of the working mechanisms of the intervention is possible, and will guide researchers in the replication or adaption and re-application of the specified techniques. This has potential implications for researchers examining physical activity promotion among cancer survivors and for researchers exploring distance-based physical activity promotion techniques among other populations. Trial registrations: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) identifier: ACTRN12611001061​921.
Keywords: Physical activity; Intervention development; Social cognitive theory; Breast cancer survivors; Tailored-print
Rights: © Short et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013 This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://​creativecommons.​org/​licenses/​by/​2.​0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-124
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