By Stephanie Gallant, Trial Manager, ActWELL study
The ActWELL study is recruiting well across four Scottish sites – Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We are over half way towards our recruitment goal of 552 women and on target to finish recruitment later this year. All women attending for routine breast screening are offered information on the study by their mammographer and our team of research nurses are seeing new participants for baseline and follow up visits over 12 months. ActWELL is a successful collaboration between several organisations including universities, NHS breast screening services and clinical research facilities. In addition, we have had many wonderful Breast Cancer Now volunteers who have undertaken ActWELL training to become lifestyle coaches, delivering the ActWELL lifestyle intervention to women at community leisure centres across the four cities. Focusing primarily on diet and physical activity, coaches are working with women to make positive lifestyle changes to help them manage weight, become more active and reduce their risk of cancer. For more information please visit the study website.