Feasibility of a lifestyle intervention for overweight/obese endometrial and breast cancer survivors using an interactive mobile application.

Title

Feasibility of a lifestyle intervention for overweight/obese endometrial and breast cancer survivors using an interactive mobile application.

Creator

McCarroll Michele L; Armbruster Shannon; Pohle-Krauza Rachael J; Lyzen Amy M; Min Sarah; Nash David W; Roulette G Dante; Andrews Stephen J; von Gruenigen Vivian E

Publisher

Gynecologic oncology

Date

2015
2015-06

Description

OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to assess a one-month lifestyle intervention delivered via a web- and mobile-based weight-loss application (app) (LoseIt!) using a healthcare-provider interface. METHODS: Early-stage overweight/obese (body mass index [BMI]\textgreater/=25kg/m(2)) cancer survivors (CS) diagnosed in the past three years, and without recurrent disease were enrolled and received exercise and nutrition counseling using the LoseIt! app. Entry and exit quality of life (FACT-G) and Weight Efficacy Lifestyle Questionnaire (WEL) measuring self-efficacy were measured along with anthropometrics, daily food intake, and physical activity (PA) using the app. RESULTS: Mean participant age was 58.4+/-10.3years (n=50). Significant reductions (p\textless0.0006) in anthropometrics were noted between pre- and post-intervention weight (105.0+/-21.8kg versus 98.6+/-22.5kg); BMI (34.9+/-8.7kg/m(2) versus 33.9+/-8.4kg/m(2)); and waist circumference (108.1+/-14.9cm versus 103.7+/-15.1cm). A significant improvement in pre- and post-intervention total WEL score was noted (99.38+/-41.8 versus 120.19+/-47.1, p=0.043). No significant differences were noted in FACT-G, macronutrient consumption, and PA patterns. CONCLUSION: These results indicate that a lifestyle intervention delivered via a web- and mobile-based weight-loss app is a feasible option by which to elicit short-term reductions in weight. Though these results parallel the recent survivors of uterine cancer empowered by exercise and healthy diet (SUCCEED) trial, it is notable that they were achieved without encumbering significant cost and barrier-access issues (i.e. time, transportation, weather, parking, etc.).

Subject

*Mobile Applications; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Breast Neoplasms/*therapy; Counseling/*methods; Diet; Endometrial cancer; Endometrial Neoplasms/*therapy; Exercise; Feasibility Studies; Female; Humans; Lifestyle; Middle Aged; Neoplasm Staging; Obesity/*therapy; Overweight/*therapy; Prospective Studies; Quality of Life; Surveys and Questionnaires; Survivors; Weight loss; Young Adult

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

508–515

Issue

3

Volume

137

Citation

McCarroll Michele L; Armbruster Shannon; Pohle-Krauza Rachael J; Lyzen Amy M; Min Sarah; Nash David W; Roulette G Dante; Andrews Stephen J; von Gruenigen Vivian E, “Feasibility of a lifestyle intervention for overweight/obese endometrial and breast cancer survivors using an interactive mobile application.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed November 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3816.

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