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Rural-urban disparities in total physical activity, body composition, and related health indicators: An Atlantic PATH study (2019)
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Forbes, C., Yu, Z. M., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Grandy, S., Parker, L., …Keats, M. (in press). Rural-urban disparities in total physical activity, body composition, and related health indicators: An Atlantic PATH study. Journal of Rural Health, https://doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12363

Purpose To describe and compare the sociodemographic and lifestyle characteristics of urban and rural residents in Atlantic Canada. Methods Cross‐sectional analyses of baseline data from the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health cohort were... Read More

A systematic review of the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of online supportive care interventions targeting men with a history of prostate cancer (2019)
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Forbes, C. C., Finlay, A., McIntosh, M., Siddiquee, S., & Short, C. E. (in press). A systematic review of the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of online supportive care interventions targeting men with a history of prostate cancer. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice, doi:10.1007/s11764-018-0729-1

Purpose To examine the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of online supportive care interventions targeting prostate cancer survivors (PCS). Methods Studies were identified through structured searches of PubMed, Embase and PsycINFO databas... Read More

Fruit and vegetable intake and body adiposity among populations in Eastern Canada: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health Study (2018)
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Yu, Z. M., DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Forbes, C., Grandy, S., Keats, M., …Dummer, T. J. (2018). Fruit and vegetable intake and body adiposity among populations in Eastern Canada: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health Study. BMJ open, 8(4), e018060. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018060

Objectives The prevalence of obesity among populations in the Atlantic provinces is the highest in Canada. Some studies suggest that adequate fruit and vegetable consumption may help body weight management. We assessed the associations between fruit... Read More

Relationship between Adiponectin and apoB in individuals with diabetes in the Atlantic PATH Cohort (2017)
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DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Dummer, T. J. B., Forbes, C., Grandy, S. A., Keats, M., …McLeod, R. S. (2017). Relationship between Adiponectin and apoB in individuals with diabetes in the Atlantic PATH Cohort. Journal of the Endocrine Society, 1(12), (1477-1487). doi:10.1210/js.2017-00339

Context The increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes greatly influences the risk for cardiovascular (CV) comorbidities and affects the quality of life of many people. However, the relationship among diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular risk is... Read More

Adiposity Measures and Plasma Adipokines in Females with Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis (2017)
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DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Forbes, C., Grandy, S. A., Keats, M., Parker, L., …Dummer, T. J. (2017). Adiposity Measures and Plasma Adipokines in Females with Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis. Mediators of Inflammation, 2017, 1-9. doi:10.1155/2017/4302412

The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between adipokines and adiposity in individuals with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis in the Atlantic PATH cohort. Using a nested case-control analysis, participants in the Atlantic PATH cohort... Read More

Association between diet quality and adiposity in the Atlantic PATH cohort (2017)
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DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Forbes, C., Grandy, S. A., Keats, M., Parker, L., …Dummer, T. J. (2017). Association between diet quality and adiposity in the Atlantic PATH cohort. Nutrients, 9(10), 1155. doi:10.3390/nu9101155

The aim of this study was to examine diet quality among participants in the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (PATH) cohort and to assess the association with adiposity. Data were collected from participants (n = 23,768) aged 35–69 years tha... Read More

Multimorbidity in Atlantic Canada and association with low levels of physical activity (2017)
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Keats, M. R., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Dummer, T. J., Forbes, C., Grandy, S. A., …Parker, L. (2017). Multimorbidity in Atlantic Canada and association with low levels of physical activity. Preventive Medicine, 105, 326-331. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.10.013

Owing to an aging population and medical advances, the anticipated growth and prevalence of multimorbidity has been recognized as a significant challenge and priority in health care settings. Although physical activity has been shown to play a vital... Read More

Dog ownership and physical activity among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors (2016)
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Forbes, C. C., Blanchard, C. M., Mummery, W. K., & Courneya, K. S. (2017). Dog ownership and physical activity among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors. Psycho-oncology, 26(12), 2186-2193. doi:10.1002/pon.4324

Background Dog ownership has been associated with higher rates of physical activity (PA) in several populations but no study to date has focused on cancer survivors. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between dog ownership and... Read More

A pilot study on the motivational effects of an internet-delivered physical activity behaviour change programme in Nova Scotian cancer survivors (2016)
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Forbes, C. C., Blanchard, C. M., Mummery, W. K., & Courneya, K. S. (2017). A pilot study on the motivational effects of an internet-delivered physical activity behaviour change programme in Nova Scotian cancer survivors. Psychology & health, 32(2), 234-252. doi:10.1080/08870446.2016.1260725

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Objective: To examine the effects of an internet-delivered, distance-based physical activity (PA) behaviour change programme on motivation to perform PA in cancer survivors. Design: Brea... Read More

Motivation for different types and doses of exercise during breast cancer chemotherapy: a Randomized Controlled Trial (2016)
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Courneya, K. S., Segal, R. J., Vallerand, J. R., Forbes, C. C., Crawford, J. J., Dolan, L. B., …McKenzie, D. C. (2016). Motivation for different types and doses of exercise during breast cancer chemotherapy: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(4), 554-563. doi:10.1007/s12160-016-9782-z

Background Exercise is beneficial for breast cancer patients during chemotherapy, but their motivation to perform different types and doses of exercise is unknown. Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the anticipated and experienced... Read More

Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an online intervention to increase physical activity in Nova Scotian cancer survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2015)
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Forbes, C. C., Blanchard, C. M., Mummery, W. K., & Courneya, K. S. (2015). Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an online intervention to increase physical activity in Nova Scotian cancer survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Cancer, 1(2), (e12). doi:10.2196/cancer.4586. ISSN 2369-1999

Background: Physical activity (PA) behavior change interventions among cancer survivors have used face-to-face, telephone, email, and print-based methods. However, computer-tailored, Internet-delivered programs may be a more viable option to achieve... Read More

Effects of exercise dose on endogenous estrogens in postmenopausal women: A randomized trial (2015)
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Friedenreich, C. M., Neilson, H. K., Wang, Q., Stanczyk, F. Z., Yasui, Y., Duha, A., …Courneya, K. S. (2015). Effects of exercise dose on endogenous estrogens in postmenopausal women: A randomized trial. Endocrine-Related Cancer, 22(5), 863-876. doi:10.1530/ERC-15-0243

Exercise dose comparison trials with biomarker outcomes can identify the amount of exercise required to reduce breast cancer risk and also strengthen the causal inference between physical activity and breast cancer. The Breast Cancer and Exercise Tri... Read More

Prevalence and correlates of strength exercise among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors (2015)
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Forbes, C. C., Blanchard, C. M., Mummery, W. K., & Courneya, K. S. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of strength exercise among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42(2), 118-127. doi:10.1188/15.ONF.42-02AP

Purpose/Objectives: To identify and compare the prevalence and correlates of strength exercise among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors. Design: Cross-sectional, descriptive survey. Setting: Nova Scotia, Canada. Sample: 741 breast,... Read More

A comparison of physical activity preferences among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada (2014)
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Forbes, C. C., Blanchard, C. M., Mummery, W. K., & Courneya, K. S. (2015). A comparison of physical activity preferences among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(6), 823-833. doi:10.1123/jpah.2014-0119

Background: Physical activity (PA) preferences may vary by cancer survivor group, but few studies have made direct comparisons. The purpose of this study was to compare the PA preferences of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova S... Read More

A multicenter randomized trial of the effects of exercise dose and type on psychosocial distress in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (2014)
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Courneya, K. S., McKenzie, D. C., Gelmon, K., Mackey, J. R., Reid, R. D., Yasui, Y., …Segal, R. J. (2014). A multicenter randomized trial of the effects of exercise dose and type on psychosocial distress in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 23(5), 857-864. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-1163

Background: Exercise may improve psychosocial distress in patients with cancer; however, few studies have examined the effects of different types or doses of exercise, or whether exercise effects are related to baseline depression levels. Methods: I... Read More

Effects of exercise dose and type on sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: A multicenter randomized trial (2014)
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Courneya, K. S., Segal, R. J., Mackey, J. R., Gelmon, K., Friedenreich, C. M., Yasui, Y., …McKenzie, D. C. (2014). Effects of exercise dose and type on sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: A multicenter randomized trial. Breast cancer research and treatment, 144(2), 361-369. doi:10.1007/s10549-014-2883-0

To examine the effects of different doses and types of exercise on sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. A multicenter trial in Canada randomized 301 breast cancer patients between 2008 and 2011 to thrice weekly, supervised... Read More

A comparison of physical activity correlates across breast, prostate and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada (2013)
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Forbes, C. C., Blanchard, C. M., Mummery, W. K., & Courneya, K. S. (2014). A comparison of physical activity correlates across breast, prostate and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 22(4), 891-903. doi:10.1007/s00520-013-2045-7

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the medical, demographic and social cognitive correlates of physical activity (PA) in breast (BCS), prostate (PCS) and colorectal (CRCS) cancer survivors. Methods: A stratified random sample of 2062 B... Read More

Effects of exercise dose and type during breast cancer chemotherapy: Multicenter randomized trial (2013)
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Courneya, K. S., McKenzie, D. C., Mackey, J. R., Gelmon, K., Friedenreich, C. M., Yasui, Y., …Segal, R. J. (2013). Effects of exercise dose and type during breast cancer chemotherapy: Multicenter randomized trial. JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 105(23), 1821-1832. doi:10.1093/jnci/djt297

Background Exercise improves physical functioning and symptom management during breast cancer chemotherapy, but the effects of different doses and types of exercise are unknown. Methods A multicenter trial in Canada randomized 301 breast cancer pati... Read More