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Maintenance of effects of a home-based physical activity program among breast cancer survivors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18414905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Although physical activity (PA) adoption improves fitness and psychological well-being among cancer survivors, PA maintenance has not been examined. This paper presents follow-up of a home-based PA program for women treated for early-stage breast cancer.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-six sedentary women (mean age = 53.14 years, SD = 9.70) were randomly assigned to a PA or contact control group. The PA group received a 12-week telephone counseling program to adopt PA. Assessments were conducted at baseline, end-of-intervention (12 weeks), 6, and 9 months post-baseline.
RESULTS: When comparing change from end-of-intervention (12 weeks) between groups, a significant reduction was observed in minutes of PA at 6 months (t = -2.10, p < 0.05), but there was no decrease in intervention effect at 9 months (t = -0.19, p = 0.84). Similarly, post-intervention reductions in fatigue were lost at 6 months (t = 3.27, p < 0.01), but remained present at 9 months (t = 1.65, p = 0.10). PA group's fitness improvements were maintained at both follow-ups (t = 1.04, p = 0.30 and t = 0.05, p = 0.96). The previously significant intervention effect on vigor was maintained at 6 months (t = 1.32, p = 0.19) but was significantly reduced at 9 months (t = -2.15, p < 0.05). PA participants were more likely to progress in motivational readiness at 6 (OR = 5.95, 95% CI = 2.30, 15.36) and 9 months (OR = 4.09, 95% CI = 1.69, 9.87); however, group differences in meeting PA guidelines were not maintained.
CONCLUSION: Some positive effects of a home-based PA intervention for breast cancer patients were maintained at 6 and 9 months.
Bernardine M Pinto; Carolyn Rabin; George D Papandonatos; Georita M Frierson; Joseph J Trunzo; Bess H Marcus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2008-04-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0941-4355     ISO Abbreviation:  Support Care Cancer     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-06     Completed Date:  2009-03-13     Revised Date:  2014-09-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9302957     Medline TA:  Support Care Cancer     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1279-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Breast Neoplasms / psychology*,  therapy
Confidence Intervals
Disease Progression
Home Care Services*
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Motor Activity*
Odds Ratio
Program Evaluation*
Prospective Studies
Stress, Psychological
Grant Support
CA 75452/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01 CA132854/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01 CA132854-01A1/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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