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A Randomized Trial of a Telephone-Delivered Exercise Intervention for Non-urban Dwelling Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Exercise for Health.
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PMID:  22109352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Physical activity is important following breast cancer. Trials of non-face-to-face interventions are needed to assist in reaching women living outside major metropolitan areas. PURPOSE: This study seeks to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a telephone-delivered, mixed aerobic and resistance exercise intervention for non-urban Australian women with breast cancer. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial comparing an 8-month intervention delivered by exercise physiologists (n = 73) to usual care (n = 70). RESULTS: Sixty-one percent recruitment rate and 96% retention at 12 months; 79% of women in the intervention group received at least 75% of calls; odds (OR, 95% CI) of meeting intervention targets favored the intervention group for resistance training (OR 3.2; 1.2, 8.9) and aerobic (OR 2.1; 0.8, 5.5) activity. CONCLUSIONS: Given the limited availability of physical activity programs for non-urban women with breast cancer, results provide strong support for feasibility and modest support for the efficacy of telephone-delivered interventions.
Authors:
Elizabeth G Eakin; Sheleigh P Lawler; Elisabeth A H Winkler; Sandra C Hayes
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-4796     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8510246     Medline TA:  Ann Behav Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
School of Population Health, Cancer Prevention Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Level 3 Public Health Building, Herston Road, Herston, QLD, Australia, 4006, e.eakin@uq.edu.au.
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