Reducing Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk in Black Women

Also known as

Moving Forward

Goal

To test the feasibility and effects of Moving Forward, a weight loss intervention program designed for obese African American women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Abstract

This study aims to do the following:

  1. Test the acceptability/feasibility of the 24-week "Moving Forward" intervention designed to promote weight loss in obese Black women who have been diagnosed with Stage I, II, or IIIA breast cancer;
  2. Estimate the effect of the 24-week "Moving Forward" intervention on dietary fat consumption, fruit and vegetable consumption, and physical activity post-intervention and at 1-year;
  3. Estimate the effect of the 24-week "Moving Forward" intervention designed to produce a 7% weight loss as assessed by weight change in kilograms at post-intervention and 1-year following completion of intervention; and
  4. Assess the impact of the 24-week "Moving Forward" intervention on the quality of life in Black women diagnosed with Stage I, II, IIIA breast cancer post-intervention and at 1-year follow-up.

Research Partner(s)

Sisters Breast Cancer Survivors Network
Y-Me

Principal investigator
Funding Agency

National Cancer Institute (Grant No. K07CA093946)

Start date
09/01/2005
End date
08/31/2010
Total award
$393,903

Related publications


Kaiser K, Cameron KA, Curry G, Stolley M. Black women's awareness of breast cancer disparity and perceptions of the causes of disparity. J Community Health. 2013 Aug;38(4):766-72.  [See abstract.]

Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Oh A, Schiffer L. A weight loss intervention for African American breast cancer survivors, 2006. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jan;6(1):A22. [See abstract.]

Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Wells AM, Simon N, Schiffer L. Health behaviors and breast cancer: experiences of urban African American women. Health Educ Behav. 2006 Oct;33(5):604-24. [See abstract.]