UCL Institute of Health Informatics


New Paper: App with Brief Behavioural Support Promotes Physical Activity after Cancer Diagnosis

12 April 2022

The study is led by the UCL Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health, and also involves the Institute of Health Informatics' Henry Potts.

Legs wearing trainers are shown running on grass

Physical activity after a cancer diagnosis has multiple benefits, but many people living with and beyond cancer are not meeting physical activity guidelines. Apps are a promising way to help people increase their physical activity. However, there have been few trials in this area. This protocol paper describes a pilot trial of an app that promotes brisk walking for patients with breast, prostate or colorectal cancer. This pilot study will inform the design of a full randomised controlled trial by seeing whether the trial design is practical and acceptable to the patients who volunteer to take part.

Read the full paper