https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Impact of a nutrition and physical activity intervention (ENRICH: Exercise and Nutrition Routine Improving Cancer Health) on health behaviors of cancer survivors and carers: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:22705 n=174) were randomly allocated to the face-to-face, group-based intervention (six, theory-based two-hour sessions delivered over 8weeks targeting healthy eating and physical activity [PA]) or wait-list control (after completion of 20-week data collection). Assessment of the primary outcome (pedometer-assessed mean daily step counts) and secondary outcomes (diet and alcohol intake [Food Frequency Questionnaire], self-reported PA, weight, body mass index, and waist circumference) were assessed at baseline, 8-and 20-weeks. Results: There was a significant difference between the change over time in the intervention group and the control group. At 20weeks, the intervention group had increased by 478 steps, and the control group had decreased by 1282 steps; this represented an adjusted mean difference of 1761 steps (184 to 3337; P=0.0028). Significant intervention effects for secondary outcomes, included a half serving increase in vegetable intake (difference 39g/day; 95% CI: 12 to 67; P=0.02), weight loss (kg) (difference -1.5kg; 95% CI, -2.6 to -0.3; P=0.014) and change in body mass index (kg/m2) (difference -0.55kg/m2; 95% CI, -0.97 to -0.13; P=0.012). No significant intervention effects were found for self-reported PA, total sitting time, waist circumference, fruit, energy, fibre, alcohol, meat, or fat consumption. Conclusions: The ENRICH intervention was effective for improving PA, weight, body mass index, and vegetable consumption even with the inclusion of multiple cancer types and carers. As an example of successful research translation, the Cancer Council NSW has subsequently adopted ENRICH as a state-wide program. Trial registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Register identifier: ANZCTRN1260901086257.]]> Wed 11 Apr 2018 15:23:38 AEST ]]> Administration of chemotherapy with palliative intent in the last 30 days of life: the balance between palliation and chemotherapy https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:20101 Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:00:09 AEDT ]]> Smoky homes: gender, socioeconomic and housing disparities in second hand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure in a large population-based Australian cohort https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:20492 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:59:02 AEDT ]]>