Predictors of inactive lifestyle among adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer, Volume 115, Issue 9, p.1984-94 (2009)


2009, Adolescent, Adult, Center-Authored Paper, Child, Clinical Research Division, Female, Health Care Surveys, Humans, Life Style, Male, Middle Aged, Motor Activity, Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, Reference Values, Research Trials Office Core Facility - Biostatistics Service, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, Shared Resources, Siblings, Survivors


: Participation in physical activity is important for childhood cancer survivors, because inactivity may compound cancer/treatment-related late effects. However, some survivors may have difficulty participating in physical activity, and these individuals need to be identified so that risk-based guidelines for physical activity, tailored to specific needs, can be developed and implemented. The objectives of the current study were to document physical activity patterns in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) cohort, to compare the physical activity patterns with siblings in the CCSS and with a population-based sample from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and to evaluate associations between diagnosis, treatment, and personal factors in terms of the risk for an inactive lifestyle.