LocationHôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, Centre de réadaptation cardio-respiratoire Jean-Jacques-Gauthier
Recruitment statusRecruitment complete, follow-up currently in progress
The ACCELERATION project aims to improve risk factors associated with chronic disease (cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes) with a structured 12-week exercise and education program. To change long term lifestyle habits such as encouraging people to exercise more, ideally more than 150 minutes per week, increase fruit and vegetable consumption, ideally to at least 5 servings per day, quit or reduce tobacco smoking, and moderate alcohol consumption. Exercise sessions are supervised by kinesiologists at the Centre de réadaptation Jean-Jacques-Gauthier (located in the Cartierville YMCA). Participants receive a personalised education program, and attend education sessions on nutrition, exercise and stress management. Three thousand (3,000) people (at least 300 at Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal) from four Canadian provinces will participate in this project in the course of its 3 years.
The goal of the ACCELERATION project is to develop and implement a 12-week exercise and education program that can measurably and effectively change the risk factors and health behaviours known to impact cancer and other chronic diseases. This program could then be offered to at-risk populations in other sites.
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada