Obesity (Silver Spring)
Cancer Survivors; Continuity of Patient Care; Diet; Exercise; Humans; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Research Design
Evidence supporting physical activity, diet, and weight management for cancer survivors has grown, leading to the development of guidelines and interventions. The next step is to identify necessary practice and policy changes and to develop a research agenda to inform how interventions can be delivered to survivors most effectively and efficiently in health care settings and by community-based organizations. Here, an agenda is proposed for research, practice, and policy that incorporates recommendations for a range of programming options, a patient-centered, tailored screening and referral approach, and training needs for survivorship care providers and providers of exercise, nutrition, and weight management services. Research needs to focus on sustainability, dissemination, and implementation. Needed policy changes are presented, as well as opportunities to leverage current health care policies.
Basen-Engquist, Karen; Alfano, Catherine M; Maitin-Shepard, Melissa; Thomson, Cynthia A; Schmitz, Kathryn H; Pinto, Bernardine M; Stein, Kevin; Zucker, David S; Syrjala, Karen L; Fallon, Elizabeth; Doyle, Colleen; and Demark-Wahnefried, Wendy, "Agenda for Translating Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Weight Management Interventions for Cancer Survivors into Clinical and Community Practice." (2017). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1779.