A Randomised Control Trial to Assess the Impact of a Lifestyle Intervention in Women attending NHS breast screening clinics

Funded by Scottish Government.

Collaboration with NHS Tayside, University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow.

In Scotland, incidence of breast cancer is predicted to rise by 27% by 2030 and whilst there are measures to support reductions in morbidity and mortality, the breast cancer community is now turning to support weight management programmes in post-menopausal women. In Scotland, 72% of women aged 55 to 74 years have a BMI>25kg/m2. A recent feasibility study of a lifestyle intervention initiated in the NHS breast screening sites and delivered in the community reported significant findings in weight loss and increased activity after 12 weeks in intervention versus control groups.

The study aimed to assess the benefits, costs and acceptability of a community delivered, weight management programme (ActWELL) in women attending routine breast cancer screening clinics.


Total award value £64,120.00


Ms Martine Stead
Ms Martine Stead

Deputy Director of ISM, ISM

Professor Ronan O'Carroll
Professor Ronan O'Carroll

Professor, Psychology