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Publications for Kajal Gokal

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Journal Articles

Gokal, K, Daley, A, Madigan, C (2024) “Fear of raising the problem without a solution”: a qualitative study of patients’ and healthcare professionals’ views regarding the integration of routine support for physical activity within breast cancer care, Supportive Care in Cancer, 32(1), 87, ISSN: 0941-4355. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-023-08293-2.

Sanders, JP, Gokal, K, Thomas, JJC, Rawstorn, JC, Sherar, LB, Maddison, R, Greaves, CJ, Esliger, D, Daley, AJ (2023) Development of a Mobile Health Snacktivity App to Promote Physical Activity in Inactive Adults (SnackApp): Intervention Mapping and User Testing Study, JMIR Formative Research, 7, pp.e41114-e41114, DOI: 10.2196/41114.

Daley, AJ, Griffin, RA, Moakes, CA, Sanders, JP, Skrybant, M, Ives, N, Maylor, B, Greenfield, SM, Gokal, K, Parretti, HM, Biddle, SJH, Greaves, C, Maddison, R, Mutrie, N, Esliger, DW, Sherar, L, Edwardson, CL, Yates, T, Frew, E, Tearne, S, Jolly, K (2023) Snacktivity™ to promote physical activity and reduce future risk of disease in the population: protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial and nested qualitative study, Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 9(1), 45, DOI: 10.1186/s40814-023-01272-8.

Langworthy, E, Gokal, K, Kettle, VE, Daley, AJ (2023) Effects of physical activity interventions on physical activity and health outcomes in young people during treatment for cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, 9(1), ISSN: 2055-7647. DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2022-001466.

Biddle, G, Sanders, J, Gokal, K, Madigan, C, Thomas, J, Pyle, A, Roalfe, A, Daley, A (2022) A Christmas themed physical activity intervention to increase participation in physical activity during Advent: pilot randomised controlled trial, BMJ, 379, e072807, ISSN: 1759-2151. DOI: 10.1136/bmj-2022-072807.

Madigan, C, Graham, H, Sturgiss, E, Kettle, V, Gokal, K, Biddle, G, Taylor, G, Daley, A (2022) Effectiveness of weight management interventions for adults delivered in primary care: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, BMJ, 377, e069719, ISSN: 1759-2151. DOI: 10.1136/bmj-2021-069719.

Gokal, K, Amos-Hirst, R, Moakes, CA, Sanders, J, Esliger, D, Sherar, L, Ives, N, Biddle, SJH, Edwardson, C, Yates, T, Frew, E, Greaves, C, Greenfield, SM, Jolly, K, Skrybant, M, Maddison, R, Mutrie, N, Parretti, HM, Daley, A (2022) Views of the public about Snacktivity™: a small changes approach to promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour, BMC Public Health, 22(1), 618, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-13050-x.

Milton, K, Poole, K, Cross, A, Gasson, S, Gokal, K, Lyons, K, Pulsford, R, Jones, A (2022) ‘People don't get cancer, families do’: Co-development of a social physical activity intervention for people recently affected by a cancer diagnosis, European Journal of Cancer Care, 31(3), e13573, ISSN: 0961-5423. DOI: 10.1111/ecc.13573.

Jones, C, Gibbons, M, Magsamen-Conrad, K, Ulanday, KT, Watterson, J, Oakley-Girvan, I, Houghton, LC, Gokal, K (2022) “Mother’s Health and Well-Being Matters: Is a Mediated Social Cohesion Public Health Intervention Feasible?”, American Journal of Health Promotion, 36(3), pp.410-420, ISSN: 0890-1171. DOI: 10.1177/08901171211055317.

Tyldesley-Marshall, N, Greenfield, SM, Parretti, HM, Gokal, K, Greaves, C, Jolly, K, Maddison, R, Daley, A, Biddle, S, Edwardson, C, Esliger, D, Frew, E, Ives, N, Mutrie, N, Sanders, J, Sherar, L, Skrybrant, M, Yates, T (2021) Snacktivity™ to promote physical activity: a qualitative study, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 29(5), pp.553-564, ISSN: 1070-5503. DOI: 10.1007/s12529-021-10040-y.

Sanders, J, Biddle, SJH, Gokal, K, Sherar, L, Skrybant, M, Parretti, HM, Ives, N, Yates, T, Mutrie, N, Daley, A (2021) ‘Snacktivity™’ to increase physical activity: Time to try something different?, Preventive Medicine, 153, 106851, ISSN: 0091-7435. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106851.

Houghton, LC, Gibbons, MP, Shekelle, J, Oakley-Girvan, I, Watterson, JL, Magsamen-Conrad, K, Jones, C, Gokal, K (2021) Free Time For Wellness: a co-designed intervention utilizing social networks to encourage physical activity for cancer prevention among low resourced mothers, BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1805, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-021-11775-9.

Oakley-Girvan, I, Watterson, JL, Jones, C, Houghton, LC, Gibbons, MP, Gokal, K, Magsamen-Conrad, K (2021) Use of Social Media for Cancer Prevention Through Neighborhood Social Cohesion: Protocol for a Feasibility Study, JMIR Research Protocols, 10(7), pp.e28147-e28147, DOI: 10.2196/28147.

Fulton, EA, Newby, K, Kwah, K, Schumacher, L, Gokal, K, Jackson, LJ, Naughton, F, Coleman, T, Owen, A, Brown, KE (2021) A digital behaviour change intervention to increase booking and attendance at Stop Smoking Services: the MyWay feasibility RCT, Public Health Research, 9(5), pp.1-62, ISSN: 2050-4381. DOI: 10.3310/phr09050.

Fulton, E, Newby, K, Gokal, K, Kwah, K, Schumacher, L, Jackson, LJ, Naughton, F, Coleman, T, Brown, K (2019) Tailored digital behaviour change intervention with e-referral system to increase attendance at NHS stop smoking services (the MyWay project): study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial, BMJ Open, 9(4), pp.e028721-e028721, ISSN: 2044-6055. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028721.

Fulton, E, Gokal, K, Griffiths, S, Wild, S (2018) More than half of adolescent E-Cigarette users had never smoked a cigarette: findings from a study of school children in the UK, Public Health, 161, pp.33-35, ISSN: 0033-3506. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.04.014.

Gokal, K, Munir, F, Ahmed, S, Kancherla, K, Wallis, DJ (2018) Does walking protect against decline in cognitive functioning among breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy? Results from a small randomised controlled trial, PLoS One, 13(11), DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206874.

Gokal, K, Wallis, DJ, Ahmed, S, Boiangiu, I, Kancherla, K, Munir, F (2015) Effects of a self-managed home-based walking intervention on psychosocial health outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a randomised controlled trial, Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(3), pp.1139-1166, ISSN: 0941-4355. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-015-2884-5.

Gokal, K, Munir, F, Wallis, DJ, Ahmed, S, Boiangiu, I, Kancherla, K (2015) Can physical activity help to maintain cognitive functioning and psychosocial well-being among breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy? A randomised controlled trial: study protocol, BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15, ISSN: 1471-2458. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1751-0.

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