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ALIVE Lifestyle Intervention Study

Raheem Paxton, MS, PhD, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Study abstract

In this study, the research team will evaluate the effectiveness of a 3-month lifestyle (diet, physical activity, and sedentary behavior) intervention trial among 300 female breast cancer survivors. Participants will be randomized to 1 of 3 study conditions: diet only; exercise only; and a condition where the survivor can choose between diet and exercise. The specific aims of the study are to determine the rates of recruitment, retention, attendance, satisfaction, adverse events, and barriers to participation in the proposed intervention. Secondary aims of the study are to determine whether a home-based intervention is associated with improvements in mean minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity, diet quality, body size, constructs of Social Cognitive Theory, and health-related quality of life.

Study review

This study at University of North Texas Health Science Center is gathering information about the health behaviors of cancer survivors in order to learn more about the cultural, social, and environmental factors related to dietary intake, prolonged sitting, and physical activity. The researchers also want to learn if cancer survivors who take part in lifestyle interventions have better overall health and quality of life than those who do not take part in these interventions. They turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 300 volunteers from anywhere in the US. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on July 22, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on Sept. 14, 2015, after the AOW provided them with 735 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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