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Level of Physical Activities in Patients Before and After Breast Cancer Treatment

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Trial Information

Level of Physical Activities in Patients Before and After Breast Cancer Treatment

Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common malignant neoplasy in women. The risk for
breast cancer in a lifetime is high among north-american women, about one out of eight, with
66% of the cases occurring after menopause and 15% when women are under 40 years old.
Published cohort studies show clear evidences that women who practice intense physical
activities have the risk for breast cancer reduced. The risk reduction for these women is
70%, and 10% for those who practice physical activities at a low level. During adolescence
and adult age, moderate to intense physical activities may protect against a future breast
cancer development. But some questions still need to be answered: Were women with a breast
carcinoma diagnosis already physically active during life? Were there changes in these
physical activities after treatment? Why? Objectives: The aim of this study was to identify
the level of physical activities in patients before and after breast carcinoma treatment,
and to observe if there were changes in the level of these activities. Subjects and Methods:
303 patients who had already had the diagnosis of breast cancer and had already been treated
at the Ambulatory of Botucatu School of Medicine were selected. The measuring tool used for
the level of physical activities was the International Physical Activities Questionnaire
(IPAQ-short version), validated by the World Health Organization - Physical Activities and
Health International Committee (1998).

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients whit diagnosis of breast cancer

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject)

Outcome Measure:

breast cancer

Outcome Time Frame:

one year

Principal Investigator

Flávio G Pinto

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp


United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

May 2006

Completion Date:

March 2007

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Physical Activity
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms