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dc.contributor.authorSingh, B
dc.contributor.authorSpence, RR
dc.contributor.authorSandler, CX
dc.contributor.authorTanner, J
dc.contributor.authorHayes, SC
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The SAFE-Maintain study sought to evaluate the effect and acceptability of a physical activity counselling (PAC) session, versus a PAC session plus provision of a Fitbit (Charge HR®; PAC + F), on maintenance of physical activity levels 12 weeks following participation in a supervised exercise intervention. Design: Fifty-two women with stage II + breast cancer who had recently (within the previous 7 days) completed a 12-week supervised exercise program were randomised to the PAC or PAC + F group. Methods: Physical activity levels, including weekly minutes of total physical activity (min/week), daily step count (steps/day), and weekly minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA, min/week), were assessed using the Active Australia survey and Actigraph® GT3X+ accelerometers. Self-reported outcomes were assessed at baseline and 12-week follow-up, while objectively-measured outcomes were only available at 12-week follow-up. Results: Compared with the PAC group, the PAC + F group had higher self-reported MVPA and self-reported total activity (between-group mean difference: 78.2 [95% CI = −8.3, 164.9] min/week, p < 0.01, and 171.9 [95% CI = 46.1, 297.8] min/week, p < 0.01, respectively) at 12-week follow-up. Higher objectively-assessed MVPA (p = 0.03) and steps/day (p = 0.07) at 12-week follow-up was also observed in the PAC + F group compared with the PAC group. Most (>80%) of the PAC + F group reported high levels of Fitbit use and considered the device to be beneficial for physical activity maintenance. Conclusions: Findings suggest that activity trackers show promise as an effective, feasible and acceptable approach to support physical activity maintenance following completion of a supervised exercise intervention. Trial registration: Prospectively registered on the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR, Trial registration number: ACTRN12616000954426).en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Science and Medicine in Sporten_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesisen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsBreast canceren_US
dc.subject.keywordsBreast neoplasmen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPhysical activityen_US
dc.titleFeasibility and effect of a physical activity counselling session with or without provision of an activity tracker on maintenance of physical activity in women with breast cancer — A randomised controlled trialen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSingh, B; Spence, RR; Sandler, CX; Tanner, J; Hayes, SC, Feasibility and effect of a physical activity counselling session with or without provision of an activity tracker on maintenance of physical activity in women with breast cancer — A randomised controlled trial, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2019en_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Versionen_US
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gro.griffith.authorHayes, Sandi C.

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