Remote Delivery of Behaviour Change Interventions Across the Cancer Continuum: A SIG Cancer Prevention & Management Webinar

Please register for this ISBNPA/Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)/UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM) joint webinar.


Remote Delivery of Behaviour Change Interventions Across the Cancer Continuum


Apr 21, 2021, 2PM, GMT



  • Chloe Grimmett, PhD (University of Southampton)
  • Yu-Mei M. Schoenberger-Godwin, PhD, MPH (The University of Alabama at Birmingham)


  • Linda Trinh, PhD (University of Toronto)
  • Rebecca Beeken (Leeds Institute of Health Sciences)


There is a critical need to improve the reach of behaviour change interventions for people living with and beyond cancer, especially among those who have been historically underserved, and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting interventions for a virtual delivery could help to address this need, but is a complex, involved process. The SafeFit trial investigates whether a multi-modal intervention of physical activity, nutrition and psychological support delivered virtually by cancer exercise specialists can improve physical and emotional functioning for people with a diagnosis of cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will focus on how SafeFit was established, lessons learnt, challenges faced in recruitment, training, and delivery, and progress to date. The Adapting MultiPLe behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) Cancer Survivor Health study adapted two interventions (healthy eating/weight loss and exercise) to a web-based platform, and tested the efficacy of the adapted interventions when delivered alone, in sequence, or combined. This presentation will focus on the adaptation of the interventions and the challenges associated with taking two sequential behaviour interventions and combining them into a single simultaneous intervention. Overall, attendees will learn how behaviour change interventions can be adapted for remote delivery, and discuss the challenges with implementation.