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UICC World Cancer Congress 2006
Bridging the Gap: Transforming Knowledge into Action
July 8-12, 2006, Washington, DC, USA
Methods:RTR volunteers (n=7, mean age=57.9 years, mean years since diagnosis=10.2, mean years volunteering with RTR=7.0) were trained to deliver the 12-week PA program to help participants adopt 30 mins. of moderate-intensity activity on 5 or more days/week. At pretreatment, posttreatment (12 weeks) and at 24 weeks, participants completed PA (7 Day Physical Activity Recall) and psychosocial measures. Pedometer readings were obtained during each week of the PA program.
Results:Fourteen breast cancer survivors (mean age=52.5 years, mean years since diagnosis=2.8, Stage 0=14%, Stage 1=29%, Stage 2=57%) have been recruited. Recruitment is on-going. Seven women have completed posttreatment assessments: reported minutes of weekly PA have increased four-fold (Pre=105.0, Post=467.5; t=1.23, p=.06) and pedometer steps during exercise walks have significantly increased (Week 1=1618.1, Week 12=3126.8, t=5.5, p<.001). The challenges of partnering with community organizations, feasibility of intervention delivery and preliminary data on participant outcomes will be presented.
Supported by the Lance Armstrong Foundation.