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Effects of Activity Tracker-Based Counselling and Live-Web Exercise on Breast Cancer Survivors during Italy COVID-19 Lockdown

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Department of Medicine and Ageing Sciences, “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara, Via Polacchi L. 11, 66100 Chieti, Italy
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Eusoma Breast Centre, “G. Bernabeo” Hospital, ASL02 Lanciano-Vasto-Chieti, c.da S. Liberata, 66026 Ortona, Italy
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Viale San Pietro 43/B, 07100 Sassari, Italy
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Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
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Department of Internal Medicine, Papageorgiou Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 56403 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Academic Editors: Cristina Cortis, Andrea Fusco and Carl Foster
J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2021, 6(2), 50; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jfmk6020050
Received: 26 April 2021 / Revised: 31 May 2021 / Accepted: 7 June 2021 / Published: 9 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exercise Evaluation and Prescription-2nd Edition)
Background: To prevent and fight the increase of daily sedentary time and to promote and stimulate the positive effects of physical activity and exercise on health, both traditional interventions and new strategies are important for breast cancer survivors (BCS). The research goal was to compare the effects of weekly personal feedback, based on objectively measured physical activity, on the trends of both daily sedentary time and on the physical activity of BCS (E group) with those of an intervention also including online supervised physical exercise sessions (E+ group), during the Italy COVID-19 lockdown. Methods: The Italian COVID-19 emergency allowed the possibility to also observe the effects of social and personal limitations. A total of 51 BCS were studied over an 18-week period and had an objective registration of day-to-day sedentary time, physical activity, and sleep. Both subsamples received weekly or fortnight personal feedback. Data were analysed considering four key periods, according to the COVID-19 emergency steps. Results: Statistical analysis showed an additive effect for sedentary time and a multiplicative effect both for light-to vigorous and light-intensity physical activities. The E group had a high overall sedentary time and a different trend of light-to vigorous and light-intensity physical activities, with a reduction from the 1st to the 2nd periods (national and personal restrictions), showing a significant rise just at the end of the national restrictions. Conclusions: The use of an activity tracker and its accompanying app, with the reception of weekly tailored advice and supervised online physical exercise sessions, can elicit proper physical activity recomposition in BCS in the COVID-19 era. View Full-Text
Keywords: light-intensity physical activity; Polar Loop 2; sedentary time; breast cancer light-intensity physical activity; Polar Loop 2; sedentary time; breast cancer
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Di Blasio, A.; Morano, T.; Lancia, F.; Viscioni, G.; Di Iorio, A.; Grossi, S.; Cianchetti, E.; Cugusi, L.; Gobbo, S.; Bergamin, M.; D’Eugenio, A.; Masini, L.; Rinaldi, M.; Scognamiglio, M.T.; Vamvakis, A.; Napolitano, G. Effects of Activity Tracker-Based Counselling and Live-Web Exercise on Breast Cancer Survivors during Italy COVID-19 Lockdown. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2021, 6, 50. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jfmk6020050

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Di Blasio A, Morano T, Lancia F, Viscioni G, Di Iorio A, Grossi S, Cianchetti E, Cugusi L, Gobbo S, Bergamin M, D’Eugenio A, Masini L, Rinaldi M, Scognamiglio MT, Vamvakis A, Napolitano G. Effects of Activity Tracker-Based Counselling and Live-Web Exercise on Breast Cancer Survivors during Italy COVID-19 Lockdown. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2021; 6(2):50. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jfmk6020050

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Di Blasio, Andrea, Teresa Morano, Federica Lancia, Gianluca Viscioni, Angelo Di Iorio, Simona Grossi, Ettore Cianchetti, Lucia Cugusi, Stefano Gobbo, Marco Bergamin, Anna D’Eugenio, Laura Masini, Massimo Rinaldi, Maria T. Scognamiglio, Anastasios Vamvakis, and Giorgio Napolitano. 2021. "Effects of Activity Tracker-Based Counselling and Live-Web Exercise on Breast Cancer Survivors during Italy COVID-19 Lockdown" Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology 6, no. 2: 50. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jfmk6020050

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