Journal article

Study design and methods for the ACTIVity And TEchnology (ACTIVATE) trial

Brigid M Lynch, Nga H Nguyen, Marina M Reeves, Melissa M Moore, Dori E Rosenberg, Michael J Wheeler, Terry Boyle, Jeff K Vallance, Christine M Friedenreich, Dallas R English

CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Physical activity is positively associated with survival and quality of life among breast cancer survivors. Despite these benefits, the majority of breast cancer survivors are insufficiently active. The potential health benefits of reducing sedentary behaviour (sitting time) in this population have not been extensively investigated. The ACTIVATE Trial will evaluate the efficacy of an intervention that combines wearable technology (the Garmin Vivofit2®) with traditional behavioural change approaches to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour performed by breast cancer survivors. METHODS/DESIGN: This randomised controlled trial includes inactive, postmenopausal wo..

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Awarded by World Cancer Research Fund - International


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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by National Breast Cancer Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by a grant from the World Cancer Research Fund - International (2015/1397). Lynch is supported by a NBCF Fellowship (ECF-15-012); Reeves is supported by a NBCF Fellowship (ECF-13-09); Wheeler is supported by The University of Western Australia and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute; Boyle is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (1072266); Valiance is supported by the Canada Research Chairs program and a Population Health Investigator Award from Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions.