Research

 

 

“The Get REAL & HEEL program has had a PROFOUND effect on my life and on my ability to rapidly recover from the destructive physical and psychological effects of cancer treatment. The physical rehabilitation is truly custom-designed for my personal needs, so that it is not only manageable, but is extremely gratifying in obtaining quick results with minimal pain! Participation in this program has FAR exceeded my expectations and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has had a part in making it happen.”

— Mary, Participant/Survivor

 

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Bryant, A.L., Deal, A.M., Battaglini, C. L., Phillips, B., Pergolotti, M., Coffman, E., Foster, M., Wood, W. A., Bailey, C., Hackney, A.C., Mayer, D. K., Muss, H., Reeve, B.B. The Effects of Exercise on Patient-Reported Outcomes and Performance-Based Fitness in Adults with Acute Leukemia undergoing Induction Chemotherapy: Exercise and Quality of Life in Leukemia (EQUAL). Integrative Cancer Therapies (In-Press)
  • da Silva, A., Prestes, J., Battaglini, C.L. Marques, P., França, , de Melo, G. The Effects of a 21 days Combined Aerobic and Resistance Exercise Training Intervention plus Caloric Restriction on Metabolic Risk Factors in Elderly Women. Revista Portuguesa de Ciencias do Desporto. (In- Press)
  • Bryant, A.L., Walton, A.M., Phillips, B., Bailey, C., Pergolotti, M., Mayer, D. K., Battaglini, C.L. Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Exercise for Recently Treated Adults with Acute Leukemia. Oncology Nursing Forum (In-Press)
  • Evans, E., Hackney, A.C., McMurray, R., Randell, S., Muss, H., Battaglini, C.L. The Impact of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Catecholamine and Cortisol Responses in Breast Cancer Survivors. Int J Sports Med. 2016 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Albuquerque, V., D’Oliveira, G., Bezerra, L., de Melo, G., Tavares, A., Battaglini, C.L. Análise Funcional de Membros Superior em Mulheres Submetidas a Tratamento para o Cancer De Mama. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy (In-Press)
  • Wood, W.A., Phillips, B., Smith-Ryan, A., Wilson, D., Deal A.M., Bailey, C., Meeneghan, M., Reeve, B., Basch, E., Bennett, A., Shea, T., Battaglini C.L. Personalized home-based interval exercise training may improve cardiorespiratory fitness in cancer patients preparing to undergo hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jul;51(7):967-72. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2016.73. Epub 2016 Mar 21.
  • Hanson, E., Wagoner, C., Anderson, T., and Battaglini, C.L. The independent effects of strength training in cancer survivors: a systematic review. Curr Oncol Rep. 2016 May;18(5):31. doi: 10.1007/s11912-016-0511-3 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Story, C., Leak-Bryant, A., Phillips, B., Bailey, C., Shields, E., Battaglini, C.L. Comparison of Methods for Determining Aerobic Exercise Intensity using Heart Rate in Acute Leukemia Patients prior to Induction Chemotherapy, Biological Research in Nursing, 2016 Mar 1. pii: 1099800416633836. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Bennett, A., Reeve, B., Basch, E., Mitchell, S., Meenegham, M., Battaglini, C.L., Smith-Ryan, A., Philips, B., Shea, T., Wood, W. Evaluation of pedometry as a patient-centered outcome in patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT): A comparison of pedometry and patient-reports of symptoms, physical activity, health, and quality of life. Qual Life Res; 25(3):535-46. doi: 10.1007/s11136-015-1179-0, 2016.
  • Martin, E., Battaglini, C.L., Hands, B., Naumann, F. Higher Intensity Exercise Helps Cancer Survivors Remain Motivated. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, Jun;10(3):524-33. doi: 10.1007/s11764-015-0498-z 2016.
  • Martin, E., Bulsara, C., Battaglini, C.L., Hands, B., Naumann, F. Breast and Prostate Survivors Response to Group Exercise and Supportive Group Psychotherapy, J Psychosoc Oncol; 33(6):620-34. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2015.1082166, 2015.
  • Vieira, C., Battaglini, C.L., Ferreira-Júnior, , Vieira A, Martins, S., Vogt, M., Freitas Junior, R., Bottaro, M. Effects of rest interval on strength recovery in breast cancer survivors, Int J Sports Med; 36:1-5, 2015.
  • Evans, E., Hackney, A.C., McMurray, R., Randell, S., Muss, H., Battaglini, C.L. Impact of Acute Intermittent Exercise on Natural Killer Cell Responses in Breast Cancer Survivors. Integr Cancer Ther. 2015 Apr 14. pii: 1534735415580681[Epub ahead of print]
  • Martin, E., Battaglini, C.L., Hands, B., Naumman, F. Higher intensity exercise results in more sustainable improvements in VO2peak for breast and prostate cancer survivors. Oncol Nurs Forum, 1;42 (3):241-9. doi: 10.1188/15.ONF.42-03AP. PMID: 25901376, 2015.
  • Spector, D., Amos, K., Battaglini, C.L. The Feasibility of Delivering a Home-based Motivational Exercise Program to African-American Breast Cancer Survivors, JHDP, Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 9, 2015.
  • De Moraes, A., Battaglini, C.L., Schmidt, L., Rafael, A., Rousseng, S., Dias, M., Benetti, M. Treinamento de Forca e Cancer: Revisão sistemática. Brazilian Journal of Exercise Prescription and Physiology, São Paulo, v.8, n.49, p.664-673. ISSN 1981-9900, 2014.
  • Coleman, R. Nascimento, B.M., de Melo, G., Hackney, A.C., Battaglini, C.L. Exercise Training Improves Mean Arterial Pressure in Breast Cancer Survivors. Motriz: rev. educ.vol.20 no.3, pg 325-331, 2014.
  • Moraes, A., Battaglini, C.L., Smielewski, D., Vieira, A., Rousseng, S., Benetti, M. Efeitos do Exercício Físico em Pacientes com Leucemia: Uma Revisão Sistemática. Revs Bras Ativ Fis Saude, 19(3):277-285, 2014.
  • Moraes, A., Battaglini, C.L., Pinto da Luz, M., Benetti, M. Feasibility of aerobic training prior to hematopoietic cell transplantation: Preliminary note. RBM Oncology, Jul 14 V 71n esp a2, pg 11-13, 2014.
  • C.L., Coleman, R., Phillips, B., Lee, J., Story, C., Nascimento, B.M., Hackney A.C. 25 year of Research on the Effects of Exercise Training in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review of the Literature. World J Clin Oncol, May 10; 5(2): 177-190, 2014.
  • Martin, B., Groff, D, Battaglini, C.L. Negotiating the Cancer Experience through Challenge Course Programming, Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Vol. XLVIII, No.3, pp. 211-228, 2014.
  • Moraes, A., Carvalho, T., Mara, L.S., Benetti, M., Battaglini, C.L. Exercício Físico e Câncer. Brazilian Journal of Sports Medicine, 20, n.2, pp. 161-161, 2014.
  • Moraes, A., Smieleswski, E., Battaglini, C.L., Schmidt, L., Benetti, M. Exercise Program in Head and Neck Cancers: A Systematic Review, RBM Oncology, Mar 14 V. 71 n esp a1, Pags.: 5-12, 2014.
  • Spector, D., Amos, K., Battaglini, C.L. A Pilot Study of a Home-based Motivational Exercise Program for African-American Breast Cancer Survivors: Clinical and Quality of Life Outcomes. Integr Cancer Ther.13(2):121-32, 2014.
  • Spector, D., Battaglini, C.L., Groff, D. Perceived exercise barriers and facilitators among ethnically diverse breast cancer survivors. Oncol Nurs Forum, 40 (5): 472-480,
  • Wood, W., Deal, A., Abernethy, A., Basch, E., Hie, Y., Whitley, J., Shatten, C., Serody, J., Shea,T., Reeve, B., Battaglini, C.L. Cardiopulmonary Fitness in Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Pilot Study. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 48(10):1342-9, 2013.
  • Wood, W., Deal, A., Abernethy, A., Basch, E., Battaglini, C.L., Hie, Y., Whitley, J., Shatten, C., Serody, J., Shea,T., Reeve, B. Feasibility of Frequent Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Surveillance in Patients Receiving Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 19(3):450-9 2013.
  • Spector, D., Battaglini, C.L., Groff, D. Perceived exercise barriers and facilitators among ethnically diverse breast cancer survivors. Oncol Nurs Forum, 40 (5): 472-480,
  • Harrignton S., Padua, D., Battaglini, C., and Michener, L. Upper extremity strength and range of motion and their relationship to function in breast cancer survivors, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Early, Online: 1–8, 2013.
  • Battaglini, C., Hackney A.C., Goodwin, M. Cancer Cachexia: Muscle Physiology and Exercise Training, 4, 1247-1251, 2012.
  • Jones, LW., Pituskin, E., and Battaglini, C. Exercise Training in Oncology: Systematic Review and Clinical Practices. Health and Fitness Journal of Canada, ISSN 1920-6216, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012.
  • Martin, E., Battaglini, C., Groff, D., & Naumann, F. Improving muscular endurance with the MVe Fitness Chair in breast cancer survivors: A feasibility and efficacy study. J Sci Med Sport, Epub ahead of print, 2012.
  • Spector, D., Battaglini, C., Alsobrooks, A., Owen, J., and Groff, D. Do breast cancer survivors increase their physical activity and enhance their health-related quality of life after attending community-based wellness workshops? J Cancer Education. Epub, Dec 31, 2011.
  • Naumann, F., Martin, E., Philpott, M., Smith, C., Groff, D., and Battaglini, C. Does counsellling value add to an exercise intervention for improving quality of life in breast cancer survivors: A feasibility and efficacy study. J Support Oncol.Epub, Dec 12, 2011.
  • Jones, L.W and Battaglini C.L. Exercise Testing in Cancer PatientsACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription:Limppincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Battaglini, C.L. Physical Activity and Hematologic Cancer Survivorship;Physical Activity and Cancer: Recent Results in Cancer Research: Springer-Verlag; pp 275-304, 2011.
  • Battaglini, C., Naumman, F., Groff, D., Shields, E., and A.C. Hackney. Measuring body composition in breast cancer survivors, Oncol Nurs Forum., Vol.38 (4):283-290, 2011.
  • Harrington, S., Padua, D., Battaglini, C., Michener, L., Giuliani, C., Myers, J., and Groff, D. Comparison of shoulder kinematics, flexibility, strength, and function between breast cancer survivors and healthy participants, J Cancer Surviv. Jun;5(2):167-74, 2011.
  • Jones, L.W., Liang, Y., Pituskin, E., Battaglini C., Scott, J., Hornsby, W., and Haykowsky, M.   Effect of exercise training on cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with cancer: A meta-analyses. Oncologist. 16(1):112-20, 2011.
  • Alsobrooks,  A., Owen, J., Groff, D., Battaglini, C., Evans, E., and Brustad, R. Evaluation of a one-time community-based education session in promoting physical and psychosocial health behavior changes for breast cancer survivors: Impact and lessons learned.  Am J. of Recreation Th. 9(4):39-46, 2011.
  • Tosti, K.,  Hackney, A.C., Battaglini, C., Evans, E., and Groff, D. Exercise in breast      cancer patients and healthy controls: Energy substrate oxidation and blood lactate responses,  Cancer Ther. Mar;10(1):6-15, 2010.
  • Tolentino, G., Battaglini, C., Araujo, S., Otano, A., Conde, D., Oliveira, R. and Evans, E. Cardiorespiratory fitness and quality of life analysis post-treatment in breast cancer survivors, J Psychosoc Oncol.,  28(4):381-98, 2010.
  • Jones, L.W., Peppercorn, J., Scott, J., and Battaglini, C. Exercise therapy in the management of solid tumors. Curr Treat Options Oncol, 11(1-2):45-58,  2010.
  • Tolentino, G., Battaglini, C., Conde, D., Araujo, S., Otaño, A., and Oliveira, R. Câncer de mama e exercício físico: Aspectos atuais,  J. Med., Vol.  67, No. 3, 78-81, 2010.
  • Groff, D., Battaglini, C., Sipe, C., Peppercorn, J., Anderson, M., and Hackney, A.C.    Finding a new normal: Using recreation therapy to improve the well-being of women with breast cancer. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 18,  40-52, 2010.
  • Evans, E., Battaglini, C.,Groff, D., and Hackney A.C. (2009) Aerobic exercise intensity in breast cancer patients: A preliminary investigation, Integr. Cancer Ther., 8: 2,      139-147.
  • Battaglini, C., A.C. Hackney, Garcia, R., Groff, D. and Shea, T. (2009) The effect of an exercise program in leukemia patients, Integr. Cancer Ther., 8: 2, 130-138.
  • Battaglini, C., Buchan, J., Groff,  D., Naumann, F., Philpott, M. (2009) Effects of a combined exercise and recreational therapy/counselling program on selected physiological and psychological parameters in post-treated breast cancer patients. USA and  Australian Chapters, Vario Health Institute Journal, ISBN#0-7298-0656-1, 15-27.
  • Battaglini, C., Mihalik J., Bottaro, M, Dennehy, C., Petschauer, M., Hairston, L., and Shields, E.  (2008). The effects of exercise on total caloric intake in breast cancer patients during treatment, Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res., 41(8): 709-715.
  • Battaglini, C., Bottaro, M., Dennehy, C., Logan, R., Shields, E., Kirk, D., and Hackney, A.C. (2007).  The effects of an individualized prescriptive exercise intervention, emphasized with resistance training, on body composition in breast cancer patients undergoing treatment. Sao Paulo Med J., 125(1): 22-28.
  • Battaglini, C., Dennehy, C., Groff, D., Kirk, D., and Anton, P. (2006). Complementary therapies in the management of cancer treatment-related symptoms: The individualized prescriptive exercise intervention approach, Medicina Sportiva, 10  (2):49-57.
  • Battaglini, C., Bottaro, M.,  Dennehy, C., Barfoot, D., Shields, E., Kirk, D., and Hackney, A.C. (2006).  The effects of resistance training on muscular strength and fatigue levels in breast cancer patients. Brazilian Journal of Sports Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Vol. 12, N13.
  • Battaglini, C., Bottaro, M., Campbell, J., Novaes, J., and Simao, R. (2004). Physical activity and levels of fatigue in cancer patients. Brazilian Journal of Sports Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2 (10).
  • Battaglini, C., Battaglini, B., and Bottaro, M. (2003). The effects of physical exercise on cancer: A  review. Latin American Journal of Therapeutic Physical Activities, 8 (57).

 

 

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Dinato de Lima, F., de Oliveira, R., Valeriano, R.,, Cruz, L.,, Vieira, C.,, Battaglini, C.L. , Bottaro, M. Cancer realted fatigue and muscle quality in Hodkings Lymphoma Survivors, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 64th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 30 – June 3, 2017.
  • De Moraes, A., Benetti, M., Dias, M., Battaglini, C.L. A home-based physical activity program for patients with hematological cancers prior to stem cell transplantation: A feasibility study on a cohort of brazilian patients enrolled in the public health care system SUS, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 64th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 30 – June 3, 2017.
  • Valeriano, R., Vieira, C., de Lima, F., Cruz, L., Battaglini, C.L., Bottaro, M., Oliveira, Effect of Different Rest Intervals on Isokinectic Muscle Performance in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivors, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 63rd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 31 – June 4, 2016.
  • Lorena Cruz, L., Valeriano, R., de Lima, F., Cardoso, D., Battaglini,C.L., Oliveira, R. The relationship between psychological stress, fatigue, and body composition in Hodgkin lymphoma survivors, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 63rd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 31 – June 4, 2016.
  • Filipe D. de Lima, F., Valeriano, R., Cruz, L., Battaglini, C.L., Oliveira, R. General Fatigue and Decline of Muscle Performance in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivors, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 63rd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 31 – June 4, 2016.
  • Leak-Bryan, A., Battaglini, C.L., Phillips, B., Bailey, C., Reeve, B., Wood, W., Deal, A., Foster, M., Hackney, A.C., Muss, H., Mayer, D. Cancer-Related Fatigue, Quality of Life, and Intervention Adherence: Exercise and Quality of Life in Leukemia Adults (EQUAL) Trial Preliminary Results, The Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, November 18-22, 2015.
  • Hanson, E., Sakkal S, Baindur-Hudson, S., Violet, J., Battaglini, C.L., McConell, Alan Hayes, Natural Killer (NK) Cell and Perforin Expression Response to Moderate Intensity Aerobic Exercise in Prostate Cancer Survivors, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 62th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 26-30, 2015.
  • Story, C., Leak-Bryan, A., Phillips, B., Bailey, C., Shields, E., Wood, W., Hackney, A.C., Battaglini, C.L. Comparing Aerobic Exercise Intensity Determination in Leukemia Patients: Preliminary Results, Southeast American College of Sport Medicine (SEACSM), Jacksonville, FL, February 12-14, 2015.
  • Martin, E., Battaglini, C.L., Naumann, F. VO2peak is Maintained After Short-Term Moderate-to-High Intensity Exercise in Breast and Prostate Cancer Survivors, Southeast American College of Sport Medicine (SEACSM), Jacksonville, FL, February 12-14, 2015.
  • Pebole, M., Evans, E., Battaglini, C.L., Lane, A., Hackney, A.C. Blood Lactate Responses of a 30 Minutes Bout of Intermittent Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors, Southeast American College of Sport Medicine (SEACSM), Jacksonville, FL, February 12-14, 2015.
  • Meenegham, M., Battaglini, C.L., Bennett, A., Reeve, B., Basch, E., Mitchell, S., Smith-Ryan, A., Shatten, C., Shea, T., Wood, W. Interval Exercise Training (IET) is Feasible and May Improve Cardiorespiratory Performance Prior to Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, American Society of Hematology 56th National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 6-9, 2014.
  • Bennett, A., Reeve, B., Basch, E., Mitchell, S., Meenegham, M., Battaglini, C.L., Smith-Ryan, A., Shatten, C., Shea, T., Wood, W. Evaluation of pedometry as a ptient-centered outcome in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT): A comparison of pedometry and patient-reports of symptom, physical activity, and quality of life, ISOQOL 21st Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, Oct 15-18, 2014.
  • Tolentino, G., Battaglini, C.L., Cruz, L., Moraes Filho, A,. Vidal, SE., Oliveira, R. Subjective assessment of health and fatigue in women survivors of breast cancer after a year of diagnosis, 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2-5, 2014.
  • Cruz, L., Tolentino, G., Battaglini, C.L., De Sousa, A., Damasceno, A., Matos, M., Oliveira, R. Attitudes and perceptions about physical activity in women survivors of breast cancer, 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2-5, 2014.
  • Vieira, C., Ferreira-Juniors, J., Vieira, A., Martins, S., Vogt, M., Freitas Junior, R., Battaglini, C.L., Bottaro, M. Effect of rest interval on muscle performance in breast cancer survivors, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 61th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 27 – May 31, 2014.
  • Vieira, C., Ferreira-Juniors, J., Vieira, A., Martins, S., Vogt, M., Freitas Junior, R., Battaglini, C.L., Bottaro, M. Assessment of Isokinetic Muscle Strength in Breast Cancer Survivors, Goiania Breast Cancer Symposium (GBCS), Goiania, GO, Brazil, May 16th, 2014.
  • Graff, R., J. Allen, Battaglini, C.L., R.C. Mills, E.S. Evans, E. Ryan, A.C. Hackney Leukocyte subsets and inflammatory cytokines response to resistance exercise in breast cancer survivors, Southeast American College of Sport Medicine (SEACSM), Greenville, SC, February 13-15, 2014.
  • Spector, D., Amos, K., Battaglini, C.L. The effects of a home-based motivational intervention in African American Breast Cancer Survivors, 6th AACR Conference onThe Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, Atlanta, GA December 6-9, 2013.
  • Shatten, C., Wood, B., Butler, R., Battaglini, C.L. Use of the SFMA as a measure of overall functionality in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 49th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 31 – June 4, 2013.
  • Battaglini, C.L., Hackney, A.C., Haykowsky, M., Schmitz, K. Exercise and Training in Cancer Patients: Cardiac, endocrine, and Immune Effects. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 60th Annual Meeting Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, May 28 – June 1, 2013.
  • Battaglini, C.L., Evans, E., McMurray, R.G, Randell, S.H., Muss, H.B. and Hackney, A.C. Moderate Intensity Acute Aerobic Exercise Effect on Natural Killer Cell Counts in Breast Cancer Survivors. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 60th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 28 – June 1, 2013.
  • Spector, D.J., Deal, A.M., Yang, H., Battaglini, C.L. Feasibility and Efficacy of a Home-based Motivational Exercise Program for African-American Breast Cancer Survivors. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 60th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 28 – June 1, 2013.
  • Evans, E., Battaglini, C.L., McMurray, R.G, Randell, S.H., Muss, H.B. and Hackney, A.C. Effect of Moderate Acute Aerobic Exercise on Catecholamines and Cortisol Responses in Breast Cancer Survivors. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 60th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 28 – June 1, 2013.
  • Spector, D., Deal, A., Yang, H., Amos, K., and Battaglini, C.L. Feasibility and efficacy of a home-based motivational exercise program for African-American breast cancer survivors, American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) 10th Annual Conference, Huntington Beach, CA, February 14-16, 2013.
  • Wood, W., Deal, A., Abernethy, A., Battaglini, C.L., Kim, Y., Whitley, J., Shatten, C., Serody, J., Shea, T., Reeve, B. Feasibility of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Longitudinal Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Assessment in Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, BMT Tandem Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, February 13-17th, 2013.
  • S. Evans, A.C. Hackney, R.G. McMurray, S.H. Randell, H.B. Muss, and C.L. Battaglini. Effect of an acute bout of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise on natural killer cell counts in breast cancer survivors, Southeast American College of Sport Medicine (SEACSM), Greenville, SC, February 14-16, 2013.
  • C. Mills, E.S. Evans, D.G. Groff, A.C. Hackney, and C.L. Battaglini. Effects of a 20-week exercise training on non-invasive markers of cardiovascular health in breast cancer survivors, Southeast American College of Sport Medicine (SEACSM), Greenville, SC, February 14-16, 2013.
  • Shatten, C.L Battaglini, J.T. Blackburn, J. Register-Mihalik, and A.C. Hackney. Examination of balance in early-stage female breast cancer survivors who have undergone chemotherapy, Southeast American College of Sport Medicine (SEACSM), Greenville, SC, February 14-16, 2013.
  • Spector, D. and Battaglini C. A Home-based Motivational Exercise Intervention for African American Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study. 5thAACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, San Diego, CA., October 27-30, 2012.
  • Martin, E., Battaglini, C., Groff, B., Naumann, F. Improving muscular endurance with the MVe Fitness Chair in breast cancer survivors: a feasibility and efficacy study. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fremantle, Western Australia, October 19-22, 2011.
  • Groff, D. and Battaglini, C. Effects of recreation therapy and exercise on quality of life and distress in breast cancer survivors. American Therapeutic Recreation Society, Chicago, IL, October 24 and 25, 2011.
  • Battaglini, C., Tysinger, D.,  Mercer, V., Groff, G. and McMurray, G. Examining Static and Dynamic Balance in Breast Cancer Survivors Using Inexpensive and Practically Sound Tests. American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO, May 31- June 4, 2011.
  • Evans, E., Battaglini, C., Groff,  D., Shields, E. and A.C. Hackney. Factors Influencing Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors before Beginning Exercise and Recreation Therapy.   American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO, May 31- June 4, 2011.
  • Battaglini, C. Cancer and Exercise. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Southeast Cohort 2011 Session. Ashville, NC, May 9-10, 2011.
  • Battaglini, C. Physical activity and breast cancer survivors. 17th Annual Living With and Beyond Breast Cancer. Rex Cancer Center, Raleigh, NC, February 12, 2011.
  • Groff, D., Battaglini, C. (October 19, 2010). Get REAL & HEEL Breast Cancer Program. Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Research Expo. UNC@Chapel Hill.
  • Groff, D., Battaglini, C., & Alsobrooks, A. (October 27, 2010). Get REAL & HEEL: An integrated Aftercare breast cancer program. National Therapeutic Recreation Society.    Minneapolis, MN.
  • Groff, D., Battaglini, C., & Alsobrooks, A. (October 27, 2010). Promoting health in breast cancer survivors through community workshops. National Therapeutic Recreation Society. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Battaglini, C. The role of exercise on alleviating cancer treatment-related side-effect during and post anti-cancer therapy. III International Congress of Physical Education and Quality of Life. Brasilia-DF, Brazil, May 27-30, 2010.
  • Battaglini, C. The role of exercise physiologists on multi-disciplinary teams. III International Congress of Physical Education and Quality of Life. Brasilia-DF, Brazil, May 27-30, 2010.
  • Battaglini, C. Exercise oncology: How to exercise a cancer patient. Southeast Hospital Health and Fitness Alliance (SEHFA), Medical Fitness Association 2010 Regional Chapter Meeting Chapel Hill, NC, May 12-14, 2010.
  • Battaglini, C., Coping with cancer and cancer treatment-related side effect: The role of exercise. 2nd Annual Copying with Cancer Symposium Practical Strategies for Clinicians, Patients and Their Families, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Kitty Hawk, NC, April 30-May 1, 2010.
  • Tosti, K., Battaglini, C., Evans, E., Groff, D., and A.C. Hackney. Substrate oxidation and blood lactate response to varying exercise intensity in breast cancer patients and healthy controls. Southeast American College of Sport Medicine (SEACSM), Greenville, SC, February 11-13, 2010.
  • Battaglini, C., Groff, D. Shields,  E., Evans, E., and A.C. Hackney. Combining exercise and recreation therapy: Preliminary results of a randomized trial in breast cancer survivors. FACSM. Southeast American College of Sport Medicine (SEACSM), Greenville, SC, February 11-13, 2010.
  • Tolentino, G., Battaglini, C.,  Araújo, S., Otano, A., Conde, D., Oliveira, R., and Evans, E.  Cardiorespiratory fitness and quality of life analyses in post-treatment breast cancer survivors. Southeast American College of Sport Medicine (SEACSM), Greenville, SC, February 11-13, 2010.
  • Groff, D., Battaglini, C., and  Sipe, C. Increasing psychophysiological functioning in breast cancer survivors. Leisure Research Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, October 13-16, 2009.
  • Groff, D., & Battaglini, C. The role of recreation therapy in facilitating spirituality and well-being. Leisure Research Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, October 13-16, 2009.
  • Battaglini, C., Groff, D., Anderson, M., & Hackney, A. C. (2008). The effects of a six weeks integrated exercise and recreation therapy intervention on stress hormones and heart rhythms in breast cancer survivors. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology, 6(4), p. 190.
  • Groff, D., Battaglini, C., Anderson, M., Hackney, A. C., & Alsobrooks, A. (2008). The effects of a 6 week integrated exercise and recreation therapy on heart rhythms and quality of life of breast cancer survivors. Journal of the Society for      Integrative Oncology, 6(4), p. 189.
  • Groff, D., Battaglini, C., Mercer, V., Evans, E., Anderson, M., Wallace, J., Peppercorn, J., & Hackney, A.C. (2008). Get REAL & HEEL Breast Cancer Program: Preliminary Results Annual Scientific Retreat: Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC, June 9th, 2008.
  • Evans, E.S., Battaglini, C.,  Groff, D., & Hackney, A. C. (2008). Cardiovascular and Blood Lactate Responses to Low, Moderate, and High Intensity Aerobic Exercise in Breast Cancer Patients. Annual Scientific Retreat: Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC, June 9th, 2008.
  • Battaglini, C. & Groff, D. Cancer and exercise: How can we make it available to survivors? American College of Sports Medicine, 12th Annual Health & Fitness Summit, Long Beach, CA, March, 24-27, 2008.
  • Battaglini, C., Shea, T., Garcia, R., Evans, E., and A.C. Hackney, FACSM. Exercise Impact on Selected Physiological, Psychological, and Inflammatory Markers in Acute Leukemia Patients Undergoing Induction, American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, May 28-31, 2008.
  • Groff, D. & Battaglini, C.      (2007). Surviving with cancer: Facilitating active lifestyles and quality of life. National Recreation and Parks Association Conference, September 27, Indianapolis, IN, 2007. p. 64.
  • Harrington, S., Thigpen, C., Michener, L., Battaglini, C., Groff, D., Padua, D. Shoulder impairments and shoulder function in breast cancer survivors. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Section Meeting (CSM), Abstract ID 372894, Nashville, TN, Feb, 6-9, 2008.
  • Battaglini, C., Groff, D., & Peppercorn, J. (2007). A post-treatment individualized prescriptive exercise and recreation therapy intervention for breast cancer patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2007 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings Part I. Vol      25, No. 18S (June 20 Supplement), 2007: 19637.
  • Battaglini, C., Brustad, B., Shea, T., Garcia, R., Creedle, C., Strader, J., Groff, D., & Hackney, A.C. (2007). Acute Leukemia Patients: the effect of an individualized exercise prescription on selected psychological parameters. 12th European Congress of Sport Psychology, abstract ID 1028, Halkidiki, Greece, Sept. 2007.
  • Battaglini, C. Exercise and Cancer: Becoming aware of the implications of working with a cancer      client, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 11th Annual Health & Fitness Summit, pg 15, Dallas, TX, 2007.
  • Battaglini, C. and Dennehy, C.  Randomized Controlled Study on the Effects of Prescriptive Exercise on Lean Mass and Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment, American      Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 43rd Annual Meeting, ASCO      Proceedings, abstract 32889, Chicago, IL, 2007.
  • Garcia R., Creedle C., and  Battaglini, C. Nursing Role in a Pilot Study on the Administration of Exercise in Acute Leukemia Patients During Chemotherapy, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 32nd Annual Congress, Las Vegas, NV, 2007.
  • Groff, D., & Battaglini, C. (2006). Treating breast cancer through recreation therapy and exercise. National Recreation and Park Association Conference – National Therapeutic      Recreation Association Poster Session.
  • Groff, D., & Battaglini, C. Exploring New Complementary Medicine Interventions for Breast Cancer Survivors, North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association, 16th Annual Conference(NCRTA), Asheville, NC, 2006.
  • Battaglini, C., Shea T., Garcia, R., Creedle, C., Starder, J., Gregory, B., and A.C. Hackney.  Administration of Exercise in Acute Leukemia Patients During Chemotherapy: A Preliminary study, International Congress Polish Society of Sports      Medicine, 10(1-2):s54 (Medicina Sportiva), Poland, Krakow, 2006.
  • Battaglini, C., Bottaro, M., Dennehy, C., Barfoot, Shields, E., Kirk, D., and A.C. Hackney. Os Efeitos      do Treinamento Resistido na Composicao Corporal de Pacientes Portadores de Cancer de Mama, XI Congress of Sports Science and Physical Education, V.20, Suppl. N.5, pg, 291, Brazil, Sao Paulo, 2006.
  • Battaglini, C., Dennehy, C., Hyslop, R., Schaffer, J., Kemme, D., and Heise, G. Os Efeitos de Atividades Fisicas Individualmente Prescrita nas Modificacoes de Massa Muscular e Fadiga em Pacientes Portadores de Cancer De Mama, Recebendo Tratamento (Referred). Revista Portuguesa de Ciencias do Desporto, (4), No 2, (supplemento), Portugal, Porto, 2004.
  • Battaglini, C., Bottaro, M., Campbell, J., Novaes, J., and Simao, R. Atividades Fisicas e Niveis de      Fadiga em Pacientes Portadores de Cancer. Revista Portuguesa de Ciencias do Desporto, (4), No 2, (supplemento), Portugal, Porto, 2004.