Amanda J. Daley

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PURPOSE To examine the effects of aerobic exercise therapy on quality of life (QoL) and associated outcomes in women treated for breast cancer. Evidence suggests that exercise may be beneficial, but no trial has included an exercise-placebo and a usual-care group to control for the attention effects that might be associated with aerobic exercise(More)
BACKGROUND Healthy lifestyle behaviors could have a role in ameliorating some of the adverse effects of androgen suppression therapy (AST) in men with prostate cancer. The primary aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a tapered supervised exercise program in combination with dietary advice in men with advanced prostate cancer receiving AST. (More)
Physical inactivity among children is a serious public health problem. It has been suggested that high levels of screen time are contributory factors that encourage sedentary lifestyles in young people. As physical inactivity and obesity levels continue to rise in young people, it has been proposed that new-generation active computer- and video-console(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of a range of weight management programmes in terms of weight loss. DESIGN Eight arm randomised controlled trial. SETTING Primary care trust in Birmingham, England. PARTICIPANTS 740 obese or overweight men and women with a comorbid disorder identified from general practice records. INTERVENTIONS Weight loss(More)
There has been considerable research interest in the effects of exercise upon depression outcomes. Recently, health agencies in the United Kingdom (UK) and beyond have made several guidance statements on this issue. Therefore, this review seeks to provide a synthesis of evidence regarding the effectiveness of exercise in the management of depression(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that a high proportion of perimenopausal and early postmenopausal women will experience some menopause symptoms, hot flushes being the most common. The effects caused by falling levels of estrogen may be alleviated by hormone replacement therapy (HRT) but there has been a marked global decline in the prescription and use of HRT(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility of a pragmatic lifestyle intervention in patients who had recently completed surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer and to obtain preliminary data of its impact on important health outcomes. DESIGN A prospective, randomized, controlled pilot trial. SETTING University rehabilitation facility. PARTICIPANTS(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive processes such as attention and memory may influence food intake, but the degree to which they do is unclear. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine whether such cognitive processes influence the amount of food eaten either immediately or in subsequent meals. DESIGN We systematically reviewed studies that examined experimentally the(More)
OBJECTIVE We conducted a proof-of-concept, randomized, controlled trial to investigate the effects of a supervised exercise therapy intervention on psychopathologic outcomes in obese adolescents. METHODS The participant sample consisted of 81 adolescents (age: 11-16 years) who had been referred to a children's hospital for evaluation of obesity or who(More)
Primary dysmenorrhoea (PD) is chronic, cyclic, pelvic, spasmodic pain associated with menstruation in the absence of identifiable pathology and is typically known as menstrual cramps or period pain. PD is the most common gynaecological disorder in menstruating women. Despite treatments being available for PD, relatively few women consult a clinician about(More)