Health Behavior Correlates Among Colon Cancer Survivors: NC STRIDES Baseline Results
Authors: James, Aimee S.; Campbell, Marci K.; DeVellis, Brenda; Reedy, Jill; Carr, Carol; Sandler, Robert S.
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 30, Number 6, November 2006 , pp. 720-730(11)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To examine health behaviors (fruit/vegetable intake and physical activity) and their association with social cognitive theory (SCT) constructs among colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors (n=304) and comparable non-CRC-affected participants (n = 521). Methods: Baseline data were analyzed bivariately and modeled with linear regression. Participants were48 female, 36 African American (mean age = 67). Results: Behaviors were comparable between groups, but survivors perceived more social support for behaviors (P <.05). Lack of employment was associated with greater frequency of healthy behaviors (P <.05) as were more modifiable factors including higher self-efficacy and lower barriers. Conclusions: SCT constructs were associated with behavior and may be targets for future interventions, but other variables may be important as well.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2006-11-01
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