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Barriers and enablers to physical activity and aerobic fitness deficits among childhood cancer survivors

Cancer/ Palliative treatment
Mizrahi et al.
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Used Parameters : WHR, PBF

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Australia

Journal : Pediatric Blood and Cancer

Background Physical activity and aerobic fitness are modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) after childhood cancer. How survivors engage in physical activity remains unclear, potentially increasing CVD risk. We assessed survivors' physical activity levels, barriers and enablers, fitness, and identified predictors of fitness and physical activity stage of change. Methods Childhood cancer survivors (CCS; 8‐18 years old)≥ 1 year post‐treatment were assessed for aerobic fitness (6‐min walk test), used to extrapolate …
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