Projects per year
Methods: Cross-sectional survey of 3293 adults completed an online survey in February/March 2016, weighted to be representative of the UK population aged 18+.
Results: Public awareness of the link between obesity and cancer is low (25.4% unprompted and 57.5% prompted). Higher levels of awareness existed for least deprived groups (p<0.001), compared to more deprived groups. Most respondents had seen a healthcare practitioner in the past 12 months (91.6%) and 17.4% had received advice about their weight, although 48.4% of the sample were overweight/obese.
Conclusion: Cancer is not at the forefront of people’s minds when considering health conditions associated with overweight or obesity. Socio-economic disparities exist in health knowledge across the UK population, with adults from more affluent groups being most aware. Healthcare professionals are uniquely positioned to provide advice about weight, but opportunities for intervention are currently under-utilised in healthcare settings.
- Socioeconomic factors
LivingWell - A Feasibility Study to Assess the Impact of a Lifestyle Intervention in People Attending Family History Clinics with an Increased Risk of Colorectal or Breast Cancer (Joint with University of Stirling, University of Aberdeen, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, NHS Grampian and NHS Tayside)
1/05/15 → 1/01/17
Working Together to Support Active Living and Well-Being (ActWell) in the Health Promoting Health Service - Feasibility Trial to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk Factors (Joint with Universities of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Stirling)
1/12/12 → 30/04/14