Toward the optimal strategy for sustained weight loss in overweight cancer survivors: a systematic review of the literature

Meeke Hoedjes*, Maartje M. van Stralen, Sheena Tjon A. Joe, Matti Rookus, Flora van Leeuwen, Susan Michie, Jacob C. Seidell, Ellen Kampman

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Abstract

Purpose: To gain more insight into the optimal strategy to achieve weight loss and weight loss maintenance in overweight and obese cancer survivors after completion of initial treatment, this systematic review aimed to provide an overview of the literature on intervention effects on weight, to describe intervention components used in effective interventions, to identify and synthesize behaviour change techniques (BCTs) and to assess the frequency with which these BCTs were used in effective interventions. Methods: Six databases were searched for original research articles describing weight changes in adult overweight cancer survivors after participation in a lifestyle intervention initiated after completion of initial treatment. Two researchers independently screened the retrieved papers and extracted BCTs using the BCT Taxonomy version 1. Results: Thirty-two papers describing 27 interventions were included. Interventions that were evaluated with a robust study design (n = 8) generally showed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-385
JournalJournal of Cancer Survivorship
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Behaviour change techniques
  • Cancer survivors
  • Lifestyle intervention components
  • Weight loss maintenance

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