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Impact of physical activity in group versus individual physical activity on fatigue in patients with breast cancer: A pilot study.

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Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland) 2017 Jun 18; 35()

Authors

Desbiens C1; Filion M2; Brien MC3; Hogue JC4; Laflamme C5; Lemieux J6;

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  • 1Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada; Centre des Maladies du Sein Deschênes-Fabia, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, CHU de Québec - Université Laval, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada; Département de Chirurgie, Faculté de médecine, Université Laval, Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry, 1050 Avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada.
  • 2Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada; Centre des Maladies du Sein Deschênes-Fabia, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, CHU de Québec - Université Laval, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada; Département de médecine Sociale et préventive, Faculté de médecine, Université Laval, Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry, 1050 Avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada.
  • 3Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada; Centre des Maladies du Sein Deschênes-Fabia, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, CHU de Québec - Université Laval, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada; Département de médecine, Faculté de médecine, Université Laval, Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry, 1050 Avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada.
  • 4Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada; Centre des Maladies du Sein Deschênes-Fabia, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, CHU de Québec - Université Laval, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada.
  • 5Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada; Centre des Maladies du Sein Deschênes-Fabia, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, CHU de Québec - Université Laval, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada.
  • 6Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada; Centre des Maladies du Sein Deschênes-Fabia, Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, CHU de Québec - Université Laval, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 4L8, Canada; Centre Universitaire d'hématologie et d'oncologie de Québec, CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada; Département de médecine, Faculté de médecine, Université Laval, Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry, 1050 Avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada. Electronic address: julie.lemieux@crchudequebec.ulaval.ca.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Physical activity improves the quality of life of cancer survivors, but whether there is a difference between individual vs. group physical activity is unknown.

OBJECTIVES: To compare fatigue at 12 weeks in breast cancer survivors after participation in a program of group vs. individual video-assisted physical activity.

METHODS: This was a randomized phase II pilot study carried out in breast cancer survivors at a tertiary breast cancer center. Eligible patients were randomized to individual or group 12-week physical activity program. The primary outcome was fatigue (FACT-F). Aerobic capacity (6-min walk test), muscular strength, and quality-of-life (FACT-G and FACT-B) were assessed. Because of poor accrual, 200 consecutive breast cancer patients were surveyed about their physical activity habits to assess reasons for low recruitment.

RESULTS: For all participants (n = 26; n = 12 for group vs. n = 14 for individual), there were some improvement in FACT-F, FACT-G, FACT-B, physical activity level, aerobic capacity, and shoulder strength. Among the 200 patients surveyed, 58% were interested to increase their physical activity level, 15% declared that they were already exercising enough, 9% declared being unable to, 3% declared having no time, and 2% declared having no interest, and other reasons (13%). Among the 200 patients surveyed, 25% preferred in group, 57% preferred alone, and 18% had no preference.

CONCLUSION: Low recruitment precluded conclusions about the efficacy of physical activity practiced in group vs. individually, but both groups derived a benefit. Low willingness to change exercising habits could be the biggest barrier to physical activity in breast cancer survivors.

Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

PMID

28624715

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Publication Type: Journal Article


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