Summary

for females ages 40 years and up (full criteria)
at La Jolla, California
study started
estimated completion
Sheri Hartman

Description

Summary

This study will test whether a physical activity intervention can improve cognition in breast cancer survivors and help the development of physical activity guidelines for cognition in breast cancer survivors.

Official Title

A Randomized Trial of Physical Activity for Cognitive Functioning in Breast Cancer Survivors

Details

Many breast cancer survivors experience problems with mental abilities such as memory, attention, and concentration (known as cognition). Increasing physical activity has been shown to improve cognition in adults; however, little is known about whether this is helpful for cancer survivors as well. This study will test whether a physical activity intervention can improve cognition in breast cancer survivors and help the development of physical activity guidelines for cognition in breast cancer survivors.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Survivors Cognitive Dysfunction Breast Neoplasms Exercise

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to females ages 40 years and up

  • breast cancer survivors who have completed active treatment at least 6 months prior to enrollment and are within 5 years of diagnosis of stage 1, 2, or 3 breast cancer
  • self-report difficulties with cognition since their cancer diagnosis
  • self-report low levels of MVPA each week
  • have a Fitbit compatible device with internet
  • breast cancer was treated with chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy

You CAN'T join if...

  • medical condition that could make it potentially unsafe to be in an unsupervised physical activity intervention
  • currently taking tamoxifen or Herceptin that will be stopped in the next 6 months
  • unable to commit to a 12-month study

Location

  • Moores UCSD Cancer Center accepting new patients
    La Jolla California 92093 United States

Lead Scientist

  • Sheri Hartman
    Dr. Hartman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and in Cancer Prevention and Control at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center. She is also the co-leader of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center Diet and Physical Activity Shared Resource. Dr. Hartman is a clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience promoting health behavior change.

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Diego
ID
NCT04049695
Study Type
Interventional
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