Increasing physical activity among breast cancer survivors with depression
- UT Southwestern-Other
Chad Rethorst, Ph.D.
Breast cancer survivors listed in the uT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center cancer registry will be contacted via mail and invited to complete a brief questionnaire online or via phone. Those indicating insufficient levels of physical activity and increased depressive symptoms will be invited to participate. The physical activity intervention will consist of three-evidence based strategies: print-based materials, active living classes, and activity self-monitoring.
1) positive depression screen (PHQ-9 score > 8) or current antidepressant treatment
2) report <150 minutes of weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) on the GPAQ
3) physically able to engage in physical activity
4) written and verbal fluency in English.