Breast Cancer Res Treat (2018) 168:259–267 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-017-4564-2 BRIEF REPORT Speed of processing training in middle‑aged and older breast cancer survivors (SOAR): results of a randomized controlled pilot 1,4 1 2,4 1 Karen Meneses · Rachel Benz · Jennifer R. Bail · Jacqueline B. Vo · 3,4 1,5 1,6 1,5 Kristen Triebel · Pariya Fazeli · Jennifer Frank · David E. Vance Received: 27 October 2017 / Accepted: 1 November 2017 / Published online: 11 November 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract Results SOP training resulted in improvement in objec- Purpose Cognitive changes are common among breast tive measures of SOP and executive function. Immediate cancer survivors. There is limited evidence to guide manage- (6 week) posttest and 6-month follow-up demonstrated ment of cognitive changes. This randomized controlled pilot large SOP training effects over time. Large representation evaluated the preliminary efficacy of a speed of processing of African American women (51.2%) and 96% retention in (SOP) training among middle-aged and older breast cancer the SOAR study add to study strengths. survivors. Conclusion Home-based SOP training shows promise for Methods Sixty breast cancer survivors with self-reported remediating cognitive changes following breast cancer treat- cognitive changes were recruited to the SOAR study. Partici- ment, particularly improved SOP, and executive function.
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Published: Nov 11, 2017
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