Publications [#77753] of William E Kraus

Papers Published

  1. W Demark-Wahnefried, EC Clipp, C McBride, DF Lobach, I Lipkus, B Peterson, D Clutter Snyder, R Sloane, J Arbanas, WE Kraus, Design of FRESH START: a randomized trial of exercise and diet among cancer survivors., Medicine and science in sports and exercise, United States, vol. 35 no. 3 (March, 2003), pp. 415-24, ISSN 0195-9131
    (last updated on 2006/10/22)

    PURPOSE: FRESH START is a randomized controlled trial that will test whether a personally tailored, distance-medicine-based program will increase exercise and fruit and vegetable consumption, and decrease fat intake of individuals recently diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer. METHODS: Early-stage breast and prostate cancer cases (N= 530) will be identified within 9 months of diagnosis from hospital cancer registries and large oncologic practices throughout the United States. These individuals will be sent a letter of invitation and screened for eligibility. After a baseline telephone interview, participants will be randomized into one of two arms that receive materials aimed at increasing exercise and fruit and vegetable intake, and decreasing dietary fat: 1). an experimental arm that receives a workbook and a series of six 4-page newsletters delivered every 7 wk and personally tailored on type of cancer, cancer coping style, race, age, self-efficacy, stage of readiness, and barriers and/or progress toward goal behavior (i.e., >or= 30 min of exercise at least 5 d.wk, >or= 5 servings of vegetables and fruit per day, and Keywords:
    Breast Neoplasms • Dietary Fats • Eating • Exercise • Female • Follow-Up Studies • Humans • Male • Prostatic Neoplasms • Quality of Life • Research Design • Treatment Outcome • United States • administration & dosage • epidemiology • physiology* • physiopathology* • therapy