Supervisors: Prof. Elizabeth Eakin, Dr Brianna Fjeldsoe, A/Prof Marina Reeves
Title: Understanding dietary and physical activity changes in the context of extended contact, broad-reach interventions for weight loss maintenance
Aim: Healthy Living after Cancer is a broad-reach, weight loss intervention delivered by telephone for cancer survivors. The programme is being coordinated by the CPRC and conducted by 4 cancer councils in Australia (NSW, Vic., SA and WA) under the guidance of the CPRC. A six month extended contact SMS-intervention is proposed for participants in this study. This will offer an opportunity to address the aims below:
Aim 1: Is there an effect on dietary and physical activity outcomes in extended-contact weight loss maintenance interventions reported in the literature?
Aim 2: Are we able to detect dietary and physical activity changes in the context of the Healthy Living after Cancer extended contact text message intervention?
Aim 3: Examine the relationship between intervention characteristics; coaching background and training and client goal setting skills and outcomes in the context of the Get Healthy Stay Healthy Service and Healthy Living after Cancer extended contact interventions.
Commenced: July 2016
Due to complete: June 2019