Objectives: To assess the relationship between modifiable health risks (eg, unhealthy diet) and interest in interventions in a sample of young adult cancer survivors (YACS). Methods: Sixty YACS, aged 18 to 40, completed surveys. Results: Few met recommendations
for diet, exercise, or weight (ie, body mass index, BMI). Participants expressed interest in several health behavior programs, and there was a significant relationship between BMI and interest in weight loss. Conclusions: Findings suggest that YACS are interested in and may benefit
from healthy lifestyle interventions.
The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.
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