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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097626/peer-mentors-delivering-a-physical-activity-intervention-for-cancer-survivors-effects-among-mentors
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Bernardine M Pinto, Shira Dunsiger, Kevin Stein, Chelsey Kamson
To further inform implementation efforts of a telephone-based physical activity (PA) intervention for breast cancer survivors, we assessed the PA, fatigue, mood, and quality of life of the peer mentors/coaches who delivered the program. The coaches were volunteers with the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program. The coaches (n = 18) delivered the PA intervention to 76 breast cancer survivors in a randomized controlled trial. Coaches completed assessments of PA (self-report), motivational readiness for PA, and standardized measures of psychosocial variables at the start of coaching and at study exit...
January 17, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093034/fear-of-cancer-recurrence-and-unmet-needs-among-breast-cancer-survivors-in-the-first-five-years-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mai-Britt Bjørklund Ellegaard, Cai Grau, Robert Zachariae, Anders Bonde Jensen
BACKGROUND: It is unclear to which degree the services available after end of treatment are sufficient to meet the needs of women treated for breast cancer. The aim of the present study was to identify patient-reported supportive care needs and the prevalence of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) following end of treatment in women treated for breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, women treated for breast cancer (n = 155; mean age 63) completed questionnaires concerning supportive care needs and FCR...
January 17, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090704/effectiveness-of-telephone-based-interventions-on-health-related-quality-of-life-and-prognostic-outcomes-in-breast-cancer-patients-and-survivors-a-meta-analysis
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Q Zhang, L Zhang, R Yin, T Fu, H Chen, B Shen
The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of telephone-based interventions on prognostic outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in breast cancer patients and survivors. A systematic search of the Cochrane Library, Web of science, Medline, EMBASE, CNKI and CBM database was carried out. Randomised, controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effects of telephone-based intervention versus a control group receiving no telephone intervention, on prognostic outcomes and HRQoL with breast cancer were included...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075207/perceived-needs-for-different-components-in-a-rehabilitation-program-among-cancer-survivors-with-chronic-fatigue-compared-to-survivors-without-chronic-fatigue
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Gunhild M Gjerset, Jon H Loge, Cecilie E Kiserud, Sophie D Fosså, Sævar B Gudbergsson, Line M Oldervoll, Torbjørn Wisløff, Lene Thorsen
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about the user' needs is important to develop targeted rehabilitation for cancer patients with chronic fatigue (CF). The aims of the study were to examine prevalence of CF in cancer survivors attending an one-week inpatient educational program (IEP) and to identify characteristics of those with CF. Further to examine the perceived needs for different components in a rehabilitation program, need of complex rehabilitation (at least two components) and aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among survivors with CF versus those without CF...
January 11, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064384/gut-microbiota-composition-associated-with-alterations-in-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-psychosocial-outcomes-among-breast-cancer-survivors
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Jesseca A Paulsen, Travis S Ptacek, Stephen J Carter, Nianjun Liu, Ranjit Kumar, LaKeshia Hyndman, Elliot J Lefkowitz, Casey D Morrow, Laura Q Rogers
PURPOSE: In this proof-of-concept pilot study, our purpose was to determine correlations between gut microbiota composition and alterations in cardiorespiratory fitness and psychosocial outcomes among post-primary treatment breast cancer survivors (BCS). METHODS: Composition of the gut microbiota in BCS (n = 12) was assessed at baseline (M0) and at the end of 3 months (M3) using Illumina MiSeq DNA Sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. Gut microbiota composition was analyzed using the QIIME bioinformatics software and represented through diversity metrics and taxa analyses...
January 7, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055266/quality-of-life-in-long-term-and-very-long-term-cancer-survivors-versus-population-controls-in-germany
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Volker Arndt, Lena Koch-Gallenkamp, Lina Jansen, Heike Bertram, Andrea Eberle, Bernd Holleczek, Sieglinde Schmid-Höpfner, Annika Waldmann, Sylke Ruth Zeissig, Hermann Brenner
BACKGROUND: With the increasing number and diversity of cancer survivors, studies of survivors' physical, emotional, and social health are of growing importance. While there is a growing body of literature on the quality of life (QoL) of cancer patients during the early years past diagnosis, less is known regarding QoL in long-term survivors (LTS) (5 + years past diagnosis) and particularly in very long-term survivors (VLTS) (10 + years past diagnosis). The objective of our study is to: (1) compare QoL of long-term cancer survivors and population norms; and (2) assess whether any deficits in QoL of survivors observed 5-10 years past diagnosis persist beyond the 10th year past diagnosis...
January 5, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042076/longitudinal-examination-of-symptom-profiles-among-breast-cancer-survivors
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Nancy E Avis, Beverly Levine, Sarah A Marshall, Edward H Ip
CONTEXT: Identification of cancer patients with similar symptom profiles may facilitate targeted symptom management. OBJECTIVES: To identify subgroups of breast cancer survivors based on differential experience of symptoms, examine change in subgroup membership over time, and identify relevant characteristics and quality of life (QOL) among subgroups. METHODS: Secondary analyses of data from 653 breast cancer survivors recruited within 8 months of diagnosis who completed questionnaires at five timepoints...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042070/fatigue-during-and-after-breast-cancer-therapy-a-prospective-study
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Kristin V Reinertsen, Olav Engebraaten, Jon H Loge, Milada Cvancarova, Bjørn Naume, Erik Wist, Hege Edvardsen, Elisabeth Wille, Trine Bjøro, Cecilie E Kiserud
CONTEXT: Chronic fatigue (CF) in breast cancer (BC) survivors is multifactorial and may be caused by immune activation triggered by BC or its treatment. In the NeoAva study, BC patients received neoadjuvant chemotherapy (FEC100→taxane) +/-bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody with fatigue as a potential side effect. OBJECTIVES: To examine fatigue levels and prevalence of CF before and during chemotherapy and at follow-up (FU), and their associations with C-reactive protein (CRP) and clinical variables...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024163/a-culturally-adapted-survivorship-program-for-asian-early-stage-breast-cancer-patients-in-singapore-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alexandre Chan, Yan Xiang Gan, Suan Kai Oh, Terence Ng, Maung Shwe, Raymond Chan, Raymond Ng, Brandon Goh, Yee Pin Tan, Gilbert Fan
INTRODUCTION: As cancer mortality rates improve in Singapore, there is an increasing need to improve the transition to post-treatment survivorship care. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a psychoeducation group (PEG) intervention program compared with usual care to reduce distress for physical symptom and psychological aspects in Asian breast cancer survivors who have completed adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: This was a randomized, controlled trial comprising 72 Asian early-stage breast cancer survivors who were randomized into the PEG (n = 34) or the control (n = 38) arm...
December 26, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913933/fatigue-reduction-diet-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Suzanna Maria Zick, Justin Colacino, Maria Cornellier, Tohfa Khabir, Katie Surnow, Zora Djuric
PURPOSE: Fatigue is a prevalent and burdensome effect of breast cancer. Fatigue has been linked to chronic inflammation, and diets high in antioxidant nutrients have been associated with lesser prevalence and severity of fatigue. Studies are needed, however, to test if antioxidant-rich diets could improve fatigue. METHODS: Pilot, randomized, trial conducted between January 2014 and April 2015, to investigate if a 3-month diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and omega-3 fatty acid-rich foods, named the fatigue reduction diet (FRD), improved fatigue and sleep compared to an attention control, named the general health curriculum (GHC)...
January 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913498/long-term-risk-of-second-malignancy-and-cardiovascular-disease-after-hodgkin-lymphoma-treatment
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Flora E van Leeuwen, Andrea K Ng
Long-term survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) experience several late adverse effects of treatment, with second malignant neoplasms (SMNs) and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) being the leading causes of death in these patients. Other late effects have also been identified, such as pulmonary dysfunction, endocrinopathies (thyroid dysfunction, infertility), neck muscle atrophy, and persistent fatigue. HL survivors have two- to fourfold increased risks to develop SMNs and CVD compared with the general population...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912947/exploratory-outcome-assessment-of-qigong-tai-chi-easy-on-breast-cancer-survivors
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Linda K Larkey, Denise J Roe, Lisa Smith, Denise Millstine
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer survivors (BCSs) experience symptoms affecting overall quality of life (QOL), often for a prolonged period post-treatment. Meditative Movement (MM), including Qigong and Tai Chi Easy (QG/TCE), has demonstrated benefit for improving QOL issues such as fatigue and sleep, but there is limited evidence of its impact on cognitive function, overall physical activity, and body weight for BCSs. DESIGN: This double-blind, randomized controlled pilot study with 87 female BCSs explored effects of QG/TCE on mental and physical QOL (Medical Outcomes Survey, Short Form), cognitive function (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cognitive Function and two cognitive performance tests from the WAIS III), overall levels of physical activity (PA)(Brief Physical Activity Questionnaire) and body mass index (BMI)...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893938/effect-of-the-livestrong-at-the-ymca-exercise-program-on-physical-activity-fitness-quality-of-life-and-fatigue-in-cancer-survivors
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Melinda L Irwin, Brenda Cartmel, Maura Harrigan, Fangyong Li, Tara Sanft, Laura Shockro, Keelin O'Connor, Nancy Campbell, Sara M Tolaney, Erica L Mayer, Rachel Yung, Rachel A Freedman, Ann H Partridge, Jennifer A Ligibel
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) has been linked to a lower risk of developing and dying of cancer, yet many cancer survivors do not exercise. In the current study, the authors evaluated the impact of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program, available at Young Men's Christian Associations (YMCAs) across the United States, on PA, fitness, quality of life, fatigue, body composition, serum biomarkers, and program safety in cancer survivors. METHODS: Cancer survivors were recruited through the Yale Cancer Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and randomized to a 12-week, twice-weekly LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program at YMCAs in Connecticut or Massachusetts or to a control group...
November 28, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893212/effects-of-energy-conservation-strategies-on-cancer-related-fatigue-and-health-promotion-lifestyle-in-breast-cancersurvivors-a-randomized-control-trial
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Elham Sadeghi, Nahid Gozali, Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi
Purpose: Cancer-related fatigue is frequently experienced by patients during and after therapy. The present study was conducted to assess the impact of energy conservation strategies and health promotion in breast cancer survivors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was carried out to compare the intervention effect (n=69.0) with controls (n=66.0) based on routine oncology ward care. The intervention was five weekly sessions for groups of 6-8 breast cancer survivors. Data on fatigue and health promotion lifestyle were obtained before and after completion the intervention and then 8 weeks later for analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures...
1, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863058/the-living-well-after-breast-cancer%C3%A2-pilot-trial-a-weight-loss-intervention-for-women-following-treatment-for-breast-cancer
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Marina Reeves, Elisabeth Winkler, Nicole Mccarthy, Sheleigh Lawler, Caroline Terranova, Sandi Hayes, Monika Janda, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Elizabeth Eakin
AIM: Obesity is associated with poor prognosis and risk of treatment side-effects in breast cancer survivors. This pilot study assessed the feasibility, acceptability, safety and efficacy of a telephone-delivered weight loss intervention, among women (BMI 25-40 kg/m(2) ) following treatment for stage I-III breast cancer, on weight loss (primary outcome), quality of life and treatment-related side-effects (vs usual care). METHODS: Ninety women (mean ± SD age: 55...
November 10, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858198/three-year-prospective-cohort-study-of-factors-associated-with-return-to-work-after-breast-cancer-diagnosis
#16
Myung Kyung Lee, Han Sung Kang, Keun Seok Lee, Eun Sook Lee
Purpose The purpose of this prospective cohort study of breast cancer survivors was to identify factors before diagnosis, during treatment, and after treatment that are associated with return to work (RTW). Methods A total of 288 women with breast cancer (stage I-III) and whose age were 18-65 years-old answered questionnaires at 4-6, 12, 24, and 36 months after diagnosis. The surveys asked about performance of regular exercise and health-related quality of life issues. "RTW at 36 months" was assigned to patients who reported any of the following: working at least twice; no job at baseline but working more than once; job at baseline, stopped working, and then started working again; and working during all 3 years...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857276/community-based-exercise-programs-for-cancer-survivors
#17
Rita Musanti, Brittany Murley
BACKGROUND: Cancer exercise programming in the community has been emerging in response to the increasing numbers of cancer survivors and social factors favoring movement away from a sedentary lifestyle. OBJECTIVES: This article examines several community-based exercise programs for cancer survivors as exemplars of successful programs. METHODS: The article investigates where the research is leading as technological advances and cloud-based technologies change the fitness landscape...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857248/physical-and-psychological-effects-of-a-12-session-cancer-rehabilitation-exercise-program
#18
Tricia M Smith, Christine N Broomhall, Anne R Crecelius
BACKGROUND: The positive effects of regular exercise for cancer survivors are becoming increasingly apparent. However, comprehensive examination of the benefits of modest levels of physical activity is somewhat lacking. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to test the hypothesis that participating in a 12-session exercise program will improve depression, fatigue, aerobic endurance, muscular strength, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with cancer. METHODS: A group of 20 older adult women with a prior cancer diagnosis were evaluated during a 6- to 10-week exercise program that occurred twice weekly...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816835/severe-fatigue-after-treatment-of-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-a-comparison-with-age-matched-breast-cancer-survivors-and-healthy-controls
#19
H J G Abrahams, L Smits, M de Lugt, W K de Roos, Y Kamm, M J Heins, C A H H V M Verhagen, M F M Gielissen, H Knoop
PURPOSE: Severe fatigue after treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has not been studied before. The current study examined (i) the prevalence of severe fatigue in DCIS patients versus breast cancer survivors (BCS) and healthy controls (HC), (ii) quality of life and functioning of severely versus non-severely fatigued DCIS patients and BCS, and (iii) the association of fatigue with psychosocial and behavioral factors in DCIS patients. METHODS: 89 patients treated for DCIS were matched on age and gender to 67 BCS and 178 HC (ratio 1:1:2)...
February 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809225/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-and-latina-breast-cancer-survivors-symptoms-and-functioning
#20
Christina L Rush, Tania Lobo, Adriana Serrano, Maxie Blasini, Claudia Campos, Kristi D Graves
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is used widely in cancer populations, particularly among women, and has shown promise for addressing symptom and functioning outcomes. Few studies to date have evaluated CAM use and associations over time with symptoms and function among Latina breast cancer survivors. We administered a baseline (N = 136) and follow-up (n = 58) telephone survey in Spanish or English assessing Latina breast cancer survivor demographics, physical function, anxiety, depression, fatigue, satisfaction with social roles, and both CAM activities and devotional and spiritual practices...
October 31, 2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
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