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Using innovative digital technologies to capture the dynamic predictors and benefits of physical activity in adolescents and young adults with cancer

Research Type: Multiple Sites Cancer

Project Description

To help adolescents and young adults undergoing cancer treatment be more physically active, which may help ease their treatment symptoms and improve their mood and quality of life, we need to better understand the many different barriers they face to participation and the benefits of physical activity for them. To examine how physical activity levels relate to motivation, daily treatment symptoms, quality of life and overall treatment outcomes, adolescents and young adults will wear exercise monitors on their wrists for two weeks and complete daily app surveys to measure how they are feeling. By understanding barriers to participation as well as the levels of physical activity that can help with cancer, we can design personalized interventions to help improve their health and quality of life.

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