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Effect of Combined Aerobic and Resisted Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00877188
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 21, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of a combined aerobic and resistance exercise program in breast cancer survivors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Exercise Physical Function Other: exercise Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Cancer and cancer treatment side effects are associated with fatigue, pain, decreased cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, and overall quality of life. Furthermore, cancer survivors are at increased risk for cancer recurrence and for secondary effect such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and functional decline. Increase physical activity or exercise is proposed to overcome the negative psychological and physiological effects. Preliminary research evidence shows that exercise in cancer survivors improves quality of life, cardiorespiratory fitness, physical functioning, and decrease of fatigue. However, the best exercise mode and intensity has not been well established. Little is known regarding the long term effect. No study investigated impact of exercise for breast cancer survivors on upper extremity function, and correlation between fitness, upper extremity function and quality of life.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Combined Aerobic and Resisted Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors: Upper Extremity Function, Quality of Life and Fitness Outcomes
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: exercise
supervised combined aerobic and resistance training for 12 weeks
Other: exercise
supervised combined aerobic and progressive resistance training for 12 weeks

No Intervention: control
waist list control with usual care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. muscle fitness, quality of life, upper extremity function [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks post exercise training and follow up 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • stage 0 to II breast cancer diagnosed within 5 years
  • complete adjuvant therapy > 2 months, except hormone therapy
  • > 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • disease in progress, recurrent, or metastasis
  • medical or musculoskeletal condition which resistance exercise is contraindicated
  • medication which may alter exercise response

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00877188

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Graduate School of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, NTU
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Study Chair: Jau-Yih Tsauo, PHD Graduate School of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, Nationall Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT00877188    
Other Study ID Numbers: 200808034R
First Posted: April 7, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012
Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
breast cancer
upper extremity function
quality of life
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases