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Effect of Combined Aerobic and Resisted Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 22, 2009
Last updated: December 20, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of a combined aerobic and resistance exercise program in breast cancer survivors.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer
Physical Function
Other: exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (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

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

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

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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: NCT00877188

Graduate School of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, NTU
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Chair: Jau-Yih Tsauo, PHD Graduate School of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, Nationall Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT00877188     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200808034R
Study First Received: March 22, 2009
Last Updated: December 20, 2012

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
breast cancer
upper extremity function
quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017