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Do long term cancer survivors have better health-promoting behavior than non-cancer populations?: case-control study in Korea

Authors
 Sung-Youn Chun  ;  Hyeki Park  ;  Tae Hoon Lee  ;  Eun-Cheol Park 
Citation
 ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, Vol.16(4) : 1415-1420, 2015 
Journal Title
 ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION 
ISSN
 1513-7368 
Issue Date
2015
MeSH
Aged ; Alcohol Drinking/psychology* ; Case-Control Studies ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Exercise/psychology* ; Female ; Follow-Up Studies ; Health Behavior* ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Motor Activity ; Neoplasms/prevention & control* ; Neoplasms/psychology* ; Nutrition Surveys ; Prognosis ; Republic of Korea ; Risk Factors ; Smoking/psychology* ; Survival Rate ; Survivors/psychology*
Keywords
Cancer ; long-term survivors ; health-promoting behavior ; case-control study ; Korea
Abstract
BACKGROUND: We compared the health-promoting behavior of long-term cancer survivors with those of the general population to identify necessary behavioral interventions to reduce the health risk among cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used data from the 2007 and 2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES IV [2007~2009] and KNHANES V [2010~2012]) on smoking status, alcohol use, physical exercise, and disease screening. We compared long-term cancer survivors with members of the general population; the controls were matched by propensity score matching. A multiple logistic regression model was used to investigate the association between cancer status and health-promoting behavior. RESULTS: Long-term cancer survivors had a lower risk of smoking than the general population controls (OR: 0.42, 95%CI: 0.25-0.71). In addition, the long-term cancer survivors had a lower risk of alcohol use than the general population controls (OR: 0.70, 95%CI: 0.50-0.98). However, in terms of physical exercise and disease screening, no statistically significant differences were detected (physical exercise OR: 1.01, 95%CI: 0.75-1.35; disease screening OR: 1.27, 95%CI: 0.93-1.74). All covariates were adjusted. CONCLUSIONS: The long-term cancer survivors had a much lower risk of smoking and alcohol use than the general population controls. However, almost no differences in physical exercise and screening for cancer recurrence or secondary disease were detected between the long-term cancer survivors and general population controls. To reduce the health risks and challenges facing long-term cancer survivors, interventions to encourage physical exercise and screening for cancer recurrence and secondary disease should be implemented.
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DOI
10.7314/APJCP.2015.16.4.1415
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/139570
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