Pragmatic lifestyle intervention in patients recovering from colon cancer: a randomized controlled pilot study

Liam Bourke, Georgia Thompson, Debra J. Gibson, Amanda Daley, Helen Crank, I Adam, Andrew Shorthouse, John Saxton

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These preliminary results suggest that a pragmatic lifestyle intervention implemented 6 to 24 months after primary treatment for colon cancer was feasible. We observed a significant impact on dietary behavior, fatigue, aerobic exercise tolerance, functional capacity, and waist-to-hip ratio. These findings need to be confirmed with a larger-scale definitive randomized controlled trial.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-755
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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