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PURPOSE: This clinical trial studies a breast cancer rehabilitation program in improving quality of life in breast cancer survivors.
I. To estimate accrual, retention, adherence, and participation of breast cancer survivors to a breast cancer rehabilitation program.
II. To estimate the variability of weight, six-minute walk, quality of life and other psychosocial and physical measures in women participating in the BCRP.
I. To assess changes in the anthropometric, psychosocial, and physical outcomes over the six-month period of the BCRP.
II. To document the types and the rates of adverse events associated with the BCRP.
Patients attend exercise therapy sessions over 1 hour 3 times a week for 6 months. Exercise therapy sessions are comprised of a 10 minute warm-up of light stretching and aerobic type exercise (walking, cycling), 30 minutes of endurance type exercise (cycle, walking), and 20 minutes of resistance training exercise.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Stage I Breast Cancer
questionnaire administration, exercise intervention, quality-of-life assessment, survey administration, management of therapy complications, psychosocial assessment and care
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Wake Forest University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:05-0400
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