Daily physical activity patterns in cancer survivors: a pilot study

Josien Timmerman, Marit Dekker, Roel Kurvers, Thijs Tönis, Hermie Hermens, Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten

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    In cancer survivors activity levels have been studied primarily by means of questionnaires, while objective information on actual daily activity levels and their distribution throughout the day is lacking. The findings of this study suggest that especially cancer survivors who received chemotherapy as part of their treatment, have low physical activity levels. However, this study did not found support for a deviating daily activity pattern in cancer survivors compared to healthy controls. Since information on daily activity patterns is important for the development of new interventions to improve post cancer activity behavior, additional research is needed to determine if a larger study sample supports the findings of this pilot study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2013
    Event4th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2013 - Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands
    Duration: 24 Jan 201325 Jan 2013
    Conference number: 4


    Conference4th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2013
    Abbreviated titleBME
    CityEgmond aan Zee
    OtherFourth Dutch BME Conference
    Internet address


    • Physical Activity
    • Accelerometry
    • Cancer survivors


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