Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients and 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.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01272401
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : January 7, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 23, 2017
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Edward McAuley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The purpose of this study is to determine how physical activity, other lifestyle factors, and psychosocial factors are related to quality of life and other health outcomes across the breast cancer survival spectrum from diagnosis to long term survival in a nationally representative sample of breast cancer patients and survivors across a 6 month period of time.
Condition or disease
Participants in this study will be asked to sign an informed consent, wear an activity monitor (similar to a pedometer) for 7 consecutive days and complete a packet of questionnaires. The questionnaires will take about 45 minutes to complete. All materials will be sent to participants via the US Postal Service and will need to be mailed back in the provided self-addressed stamped envelopes within 2 weeks. Participants will be asked to repeat these same assessments again in 6 months. NO lab visits will be required for participation. Women from all across the U.S. who have been diagnosed with breast cancer at any point in their lives are being sought. There is no limit on time since diagnosis or treatment status.
Quality of life. Health-related quality of life will be assessed utilizing a breast cancer specific quality of life measure and global quality of life will be assessed using the satisfaction with life scale. [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
Quality of life. Health-related quality of life will be assessed utilizing a breast cancer specific quality of life measure and global quality of life will be assessed using the satisfaction with life scale. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Secondary Outcome Measures :
Self-efficacy for engaging in physical activity and overcoming barriers to physical activity. [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
Physical activity as measured by questionnaire and 7 day accelerometry. [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
Self-efficacy for engaging in physical activity and overcoming barriers to physical activity. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Physical activity as measured by questionnaire and 7 day accelerometry. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.
Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Community dwelling breast cancer patients and survivors
Have received a breast cancer diagnosis and consider self a breast cancer patient or survivor