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Behavioural interventions targeting physical activity and diet behaviours in pediatric oncology: A Scoping Review
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  • Catherine Demers,
  • Annie Brochu,
  • Johanne Higgins,
  • Isabelle Gélinas
Catherine Demers
McGill University
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Annie Brochu
CHU Ste-Justine
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Johanne Higgins
Université de Montréal Faculté de Médecine
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Isabelle Gélinas
McGill University
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As the effects of cancer and its treatment have long-lasting negative impacts on the health and quality of life of survivors, there is a need to explore new avenues to optimize long-term patient outcomes in pediatric oncology. Therefore, this scoping review aims to report on the state of the evidence on the use and effects of behavioural interventions targeting physical activity and diet behaviours in pediatric oncology. Fourteen quantitative studies were included. Studies evaluated a combination of two or three different modalities, including education (n=11), physical activity (n=6), psychosocial support or training (n=6), reward system (n=2) and adventure-based activities (n=1).  Overall, behavioural interventions in pediatric oncology appear beneficial; however, no conclusive evidence favouring specific interventions were identified.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

16 Jul 2020Submitted to Pediatric Blood & Cancer
16 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
16 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
17 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
17 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major