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The Step by Step Study

October 21, 2013

The Step by Step research study is currently recruiting women affected by breast cancer for a free, 12-week walking program facilitated online. The study’s researchers want to learn whether the program can help motivate those affected by breast cancer to exercise regularly.

What does the study involve?

The study is designed for all those diagnosed with breast cancer who have completed primary treatment and want to start a 12-week, walking routine.

Throughout the duration of the Step by Step program, participants are sent weekly e-mails designed to motivate them to reach their exercise goals. If you participate in this study, you will be sent a free pedometer-like device, the FitBit, to help you track and monitor your activity including your steps taken, distance traveled and calories burned.

Participation in this study is free.

How do I participate?

You may be eligible to participate in the Step by Step study if you

  • have been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • are between 40-70 years of age
  • are 2-10 years post-treatment
  • want to start a walking program
  • are willing to wear a free FitBit for 12 weeks and complete three online surveys

To learn more about eligibility requirements or to sign-up visit Step by Step's website or email stepbystep@unc.edu.

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