Few research studies have focused on physical activity in young-adult cancer survivors despite the potential long-term health consequences of inactivity in this population.
Understanding the unique physical activity programming and counseling preferences of young-adult cancer survivors may inform future research as well as nursing practice.
Participants were 588 young-adult cancer survivors (20-44 years old) who completed a mailed survey in the province of Alberta, Canada, that assessed physical activity preferences and standard demographic and medical variables.
Most young-adult cancer survivors indicated that they were interested (78%) and able (88%) to participate in an activity program. Young-adult cancer survivors also preferred receiving activity counseling from a fitness expert at the cancer center (49.6%), information by brochure (64%), starting activity after treatment (64%), walking (51%), doing activity with others (49%), and doing activity at a community fitness center (46%). The ? analyses indicated that younger cancer survivors (20-29 vs 30-39 vs 40-44 years) were less likely to prefer walking (P