Exercise as it relates to Disease/Effects of exercise in breast cancer patients
This page is a critique of an article called ‘A Randomized Trial to Increase Physical Activity in Breast Cancer Survivors’ by Rogers LQ, Hopkins-Price P, Vicari S et al.
What is the background to this research?
For women, breast cancer is the most common cancer and it is also the second most common cancer in the world. For cancer patients, it’s very important to have a healthy life style as improves health and quality of life. Doing physical activity can help with reducing the risk of getting cancer but also might be able to reduce the risk of dying from cancer.  This research focused more on how physical activity behaviour programs affect breast cancer survivors that are doing hormonal therapy on their health.
Where is the research from?
This research article was published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal in 2009. 41 women that were diagnosed with breast cancer and were taking hormonal therapy were recruited from advertisements or referred from a physician.
What kind of research was this?
This research was a randomised controlled trial that was conducted on 41 women with breast cancer. What did the research involve? Participants were recruited from newspaper and flyer advertisement or referred from a physician.  This study was looking for breast cancer survivors that were between the ages of 18-70 years old that spoke English. The requirements were that the participants had to already be taking hormonal therapy and would have to continue for the duration of the study (8 months).  Participants were either assigned to a 12-week physical activity behaviour intervention or usual care group. 
1.Rogers, LQ. et al [2009)'A Randomized Trial to Increase Physical Activity in breast Cancer Survivors'. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 41(4):935-946</ref>
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