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Cynthia Forbes

Career Development Research Fellow


CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings (2020)
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Swan, F., Chen, H., Forbes, C. C., Johnson, M. J., & Lind, M. (in press). CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2020.09.026

Background: Older people with lung cancer are often frail and unfit due to their cancer and co-morbidities and may tolerate cancer treatments poorly. Physical activity (PA) and a healthy diet offer quality of life benefit to people with cancer before... Read More about CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings.

Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review (2020)
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Forbes, C. C., Swan, F., Greenley, S., Lind, M., & Johnson, M. J. (in press). Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-020-00883-x

Purpose: The aim of this review was to summarize the current literature for the effectiveness of activity and nutritional based interventions on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older adults living with and beyond cancer (LWBC). Methods: W... Read More about Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review.

Women’s views about breast cancer prevention at mammography screening units and well women’s clinics (2020)
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Rundle, A., Iles, S., Matheson, K., Cahill, L. E., Forbes, C. C., Saint-Jacques, N., …Younis, T. (2020). Women’s views about breast cancer prevention at mammography screening units and well women’s clinics. Current oncology, 27(3), e336-e342. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.27.5755

Background Women attending mammography screening units (msus) and well women’s clinics (wwcs) represent a motivated cohort likely to engage in interventions aimed at primary breast cancer (bca) prevention. Methods We used a feasibility questionnaire... Read More about Women’s views about breast cancer prevention at mammography screening units and well women’s clinics.

The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study (2019)
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Sweeney, E., Yu, Z. M., Dummer, T. J. B., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Forbes, C., …Adisesh, A. (in press). The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-019-01459-8

Purpose To evaluate the relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift workers compared to non-shift workers. Methods A population health study was conducted with 4155 shift workers and 8258 non-shift workers fr... Read More about The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study.

Rural-urban disparities in total physical activity, body composition, and related health indicators: An Atlantic PATH study (2019)
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Forbes, C. C., Yu, Z. M., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Grandy, S. A., Parker, L., …Keats, M. R. (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 about Rural-urban disparities in total physical activity, body composition, and related health indicators: An Atlantic PATH study.

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. (2019). 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, 13(1), 75–96. https://doi.org/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 about A systematic review of the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of online supportive care interventions targeting men with a history of prostate cancer.

Changes in objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour among breast cancer survivors undergoing treatment (2018)
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Forbes, C. (2018). Changes in objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour among breast cancer survivors undergoing treatment. Rehabilitation Oncology, 36(4), 198–205. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000137

Purpose: Activity behaviors of breast cancer survivors (BCSs) during treatment are unlikely to be at levels sufficient enough to gain health benefits. Previous activity research among BCSs has been mainly posttreatment and generally cross-sectional.... Read More about Changes in objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour among breast cancer survivors undergoing treatment.

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 about Fruit and vegetable intake and body adiposity among populations in Eastern Canada: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health Study.

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 about Relationship between Adiponectin and apoB in individuals with diabetes in the Atlantic PATH Cohort.

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 about Adiposity Measures and Plasma Adipokines in Females with Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis.