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Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2009 Feb 25;7:17. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-7-17.

A randomized trial of a lifestyle intervention in obese endometrial cancer survivors: quality of life outcomes and mediators of behavior change.

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University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA. vivian.vongruenigen@UHhospitals.org

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

To examine the effects of a 6 month lifestyle intervention on quality of life, depression, self-efficacy and eating behavior changes in overweight and obese endometrial cancer survivors.

METHODS:

Early stage endometrial cancer survivors were randomized to intervention (n = 23) or usual care (n = 22) groups. Chi-square, Student's t-test and repeated measures analysis of variance were used in intent-to-treat analyses. Outcomes were also examined according to weight loss.

RESULTS:

Morbidly obese patients had significantly lower self-efficacy, specifically when feeling physical discomfort. There was a significant improvement for self-efficacy related to social pressure (p = .03) and restraint (p = .02) in the LI group. There was a significant difference for emotional well-being quality of life (p = .02), self-efficacy related to negative emotions (p < .01), food availability (p = .03), and physical discomfort (p = .01) in women who lost weight as compared to women who gained weight. Improvement in restraint was also reported in women who lost weight (p < .01).

CONCLUSION:

This pilot lifestyle intervention had no effect on quality of life or depression but did improve self-efficacy and some eating behaviors.

TRIAL REGISTRATION:

http://www.clinicaltrials.gov; NCT00420979.

PMID:
19243603
PMCID:
PMC2656477
DOI:
10.1186/1477-7525-7-17
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