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Adoption of health promoting lifestyle among Chinese breast and colorectal...
Wed 26 April 2017, 14:00 – 15:00 BST
University of Southampton, Health Sciences, Complex Healthcare Processes Research Group
Present a research seminar with speaker
Dr Shirley Siu Yin Ching, International Visiting Fellow, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Abstract: As a result of advances in early detection and treatment, the number of cancer survivors is increasing. Healthcare providers are focusing more on health needs and quality of life. Lifestyle is considered to be a significant modifiable factor in cancer development. Most studies on health promoting lifestyle and influencing factors were conducted in Western countries. The cultural, social and situational influences on health-promoting lifestyle among Chinese cancer survivors are largely unexplored.
This seminar will report findings of a study to explore cancer survivors’ experience of adopting health-promoting lifestyle behaviours and the factors influencing the adoption of such behaviours. Thirty-two Chinese breast and colorectal cancer survivors who were in their first 5 years after treatment were recruited from an oncology outpatient clinic of a hospital in Hong Kong. Eight focus groups were conducted. Qualitative content analysis was conducted. Types of health promoting lifestyle which cancer survivors adopted and the problems they encountered were identified. Recommendations for service improvement are delineated.