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Feasibility Study of the Addition of a Personal Trainer to the Post-Treatment Regimen of Breast Cancer Survivors (NCT02770781)

The purpose is to examine the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of the role of a personal trainer for non-metastatic breast cancer survivors to improve physical activity and well-being (in terms of quality of life).
  • Other: Exercise regimen
    Subjects will receive a personal exercise regimen based on their health history and individual capability.
    Ages eligible for Study
    18 Years and older
    Genders eligible for Study
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers
    Inclusion Criteria:
    • Female
    • Post active breast cancer therapy (e.g. surgery and/or chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy), but may still be undergoing maintenance cancer therapy.
    • Free of macro-metastatic disease
    • Sedentary pre-cancer diagnosis: Those individuals not participating in a regular exercise program or not meeting the minimal physical activity recommendations from the General Surgeon which is accumulating 30 minutes or more of moderate physical activity on most days of the week
    • Ability to provide informed consent
    • Ability to provide a written physician's clearance
    • Patients must be new to the Survivorship Clinic (within first 12 months).
    Exclusion Criteria:
    • Medical conditions that would preclude participation in a weight-training program.
    • Those who plan on relocating outside the Greater Pittsburgh Area in the next 3 months of intervention.
    After breast cancer treatment, many women are faced with effects of treatment such as changes in appearance, fatigue, and reduced quality of life as compared to the pre-disease state. An intervention to increase physical activity may be helpful to improve well-being and outcomes for women treated for breast cancer.

    1 locations

    United States (1)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine.
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232
    30 September, 2015
    13 February, 2018
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