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Table 1 Study assessments

From: Promoting weight loss through diet and exercise in overweight or obese breast cancer survivors (InForma): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Assessments Instrument Visits
Baseline 6-month 12-month 24-month
Total, HDL, LDL and VLDL cholesterol, triglycerides, estradiol, insulin, glucose and C-reactive protein Blood test  
Heighta, weight, waist and hip circumference, body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio Calibrated scales, stadiometer, tape measure
Body composition (including total body water (TBW), body cell mass (BCM), extracellular water (ECW), fat-free mass (FFM), fat mass (FM) and percentage fat mass (% FM) Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) (Nutrilab device, AKERN Srl – Italy)
Dietary target 24 hr recalls and/or food diary b   
Steps Pedometer-like device b   
Diet Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ)  
Quality of life Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy- Breast (FACT-B)  
Mood State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)  
Physical activity International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ)  
  1. aHeight will be assessed only at baseline
  2. b24 hr recalls and/or food diary and the pedometer-like device will be used during the intervention to monitor individualized goals