Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
Reducing Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and Unmet Needs Among Rural Breast-Cancer Survivors (BCS) During the Survivorship Transition
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Wayne State, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Wayne State, Detroit, MI, USA
Article Information
Obesity / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Reducing Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and Unmet Needs Among Rural Breast-Cancer Survivors (BCS) During the Survivorship Transition
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515361. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5029
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515361. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5029
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular-disease-related death among breast-cancer survivors (BCS). Adhering to dietary and physical activity recommendations can help reduce MetS, but many women face challenges with lifestyle behavior change after cancer treatment, and few programs exist to support such efforts. Evidence-based habit development strategies in combination with OT intervention could reduce MetS risk factors among rural BCS.

Primary Author and Speaker: Heather Fritz

Contributing Authors: Wassim Tarraf