Pilot Study to Evaluate the Feasibility of an Innovative Smartphone Enabled Health Coaching Intervention (iMove) to Promote Long-Term Maintenance of Physical Activity Behaviour in Breast Cancer Survivors
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Core Research Area
Self Management Research
Jennifer Jones and Paul Ritvo
Paul Oh, Shabbir Alibhai, Catherine Sabiston, Daniel Santa Mina, Leslie Stefanyk
Despite the fact that physical activity appears to reduce recurrence risk and enhances the recovery and maintenance of health and well-being in cancer survivors, women who have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer are physically inactive. To address this problem, we developed and innovative health coaching intervention called iMOVE that uses mobile smartphone technology to promote long-term physical activity in breast cancer survivors between 18-75 years of age and are within 2 years of completing their adjuvant hormone therapy. This project involved participation in a 12-week exercise program for all participants and three exercise assessments at the beginning, middle and end of the study. Half the participants will be randomly assigned to the health coaching program. This will entail the use of interactive software to maintain ongoing connectivity with the HealthCoach and 10 phone interviews for support. Information will be collected on the feasibility and acceptability of the methods and intervention and its effects on fitness, quality of life, and anthropometrics.
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