Journal article

Effects of the ACTIVity And TEchnology (ACTIVATE) intervention on health-related quality of life and fatigue outcomes in breast cancer survivors

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

Psycho-Oncology | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The ACTIVATE Trial examined the efficacy of a wearable-based intervention to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in breast cancer survivors. This paper examines the effects of the intervention on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and fatigue at 12 weeks (T2; end of intervention) and 24 weeks (T3; follow-up). METHODS: Inactive and postmenopausal women who had completed primary treatment for stage I-III breast cancer were randomized to intervention or waitlist control. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour were measured by Actigraph® and activPALTM accelerometers at baseline (T1), end of the intervention (T2), and 12 weeks follow up (T3). HRQoL and fa..

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Grants

Awarded by World Cancer Research Fund


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

World Cancer Research Fund, Grant/Award Number: 2015/1397; Canada Research Chairs; National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship, Grant/Award Number: 1072266; National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship, Grant/Award Number: ECF-15-012