Supervised exercise for older women treated for breast cancer. Preliminary results from a pilot randomised controlled trial.

K Kipling, S McCluskey, Marilynne Kirshbaum, G Garbutt, D Boduszek

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    BACKGROUND: There is compelling evidence of the benefits of exercise in cancers survivors and older populations but very limited research on exercise interventions conducted with older breast cancer survivors. AIMS: The study investigated whether a supervised exercise intervention (1 9 week) and home based (2 9 week) lasting 12-weeks with older women treated for breast cancer (>60 years) during and post-adjuvant therapy improved functional capacity (walking ability), body composition, quality of life (QoL) and levels of physical activity over 12 months. METHODS: A pilot randomised controlled trial assigned 35 recently diagnosed female breast cancer patients (mean = 67 years; SD = 5.02) to either a supervised exercise intervention (n = 17) or a control group (n = 18). Outcome measures were assessed at baseline, 3, 6 and 12 months. RESULTS: Preliminary analyses of walking distance, body composition and physical activity for the first 3 months of the study were conducted. The intervention group significantly increased their walking distance (p < 0.001) and their physical activity levels (p < 0.05) but there were no significant differences in body composition between groups. The control group also significantly increased their walking distance (p < 0.01). CONCLUSION: The intervention group significantly improved walking distance and daily levels of physical activity over 3 months with no adverse events reported. It will be interesting to observe whether these changes can be maintained to have a positive effect on health, functional capacity and QoL and whether this increase in daily physical activity levels will have any effect on body composition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages9-9
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Randomized Controlled Trials
    Exercise
    Breast Neoplasms
    Walking
    Body Composition
    Survivors
    Quality of Life
    Control Groups
    Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
    Health
    Research
    Population
    Neoplasms

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    Supervised exercise for older women treated for breast cancer. Preliminary results from a pilot randomised controlled trial. / Kipling, K; McCluskey, S; Kirshbaum, Marilynne; Garbutt, G; Boduszek, D.

    2015. 9-9.

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