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Breast cancer risk reduction - is it feasible to initiate a randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention programme (ActWell) within a national breast screening programme?

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, December 2014
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Title
Breast cancer risk reduction - is it feasible to initiate a randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention programme (ActWell) within a national breast screening programme?
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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12966-014-0156-2
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Annie S Anderson, Maureen Macleod, Nanette Mutrie, Jacqueline Sugden, Hilary Dobson, Shaun Treweek, Ronan E O’Carroll, Alistair Thompson, Alison Kirk, Graham Brennan, Sally Wyke

Abstract

BackgroundBreast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second cause of cancer deaths amongst women in the UK. The incidence of the disease is increasing and is highest in women from least deprived areas. It is estimated that around 42% of the disease in post-menopausal women could be prevented by increased physical activity and reductions in alcohol intake and body fatness. Breast cancer control endeavours focus on national screening programmes but these do not include communications or interventions for risk reductionThis study aimed to assess the feasibility of delivery, indicative effects and acceptability of a lifestyle intervention programme initiated within the NHS Scottish Breast Screening Programme (NHSSBSP).MethodsA 1:1 randomised controlled trial (RCT) of the 3 month ActWell programme (focussing on body weight, physical activity and alcohol) versus usual care conducted in two NHSSBSP sites between June 2013 and January 2014. Feasibility assessments included recruitment, retention, and fidelity to protocol. Indicative outcomes were measured at baseline and 3 month follow-up (body weight, waist circumference, eating and alcohol habits and physical activity. At study end, a questionnaire assessed participant satisfaction and qualitative interviews elicited women¿s, coaches and radiographers¿ experiences. Statistical analysis used Chi squared tests for comparisons in proportions and paired t tests for comparisons of means. Linear regression analyses were performed, adjusted for baseline values, with group allocation as a fixed effectResultsA pre-set recruitment target of 80 women was achieved within 12 weeks and 65 (81%) participants (29 intervention, 36 control) completed 3 month assessments. Mean age was 58¿±¿5.6 years, mean BMI was 29.2¿±¿7.0 kg/m2 and many (44%) reported a family history of breast cancer.The primary analysis (baseline body weight adjusted) showed a significant between group difference favouring the intervention group of 2.04 kg (95%CI ¿3.24 kg to ¿0.85 kg). Significant, favourable between group differences were also detected for BMI, waist circumference, physical activity and sitting time. Women rated the programme highly and 70% said they would recommend it to others.ConclusionsRecruitment, retention, indicative results and participant acceptability support the development of a definitive RCT to measure long term effects.Trial registrationThe trial was registered with Current Controlled Trials (ISRCTN56223933).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 202 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 42 20%
Student > Bachelor 25 12%
Researcher 22 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 5%
Other 40 20%
Unknown 50 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 14%
Psychology 26 13%
Sports and Recreations 14 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 4%
Other 27 13%
Unknown 65 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 November 2020.
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#952,151
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#399
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#16,500
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#19
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