Research: Physical Activity for Young Adult Survivors of Lymphoma from Nova Scotia

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Did you know that physical activity may play an important role in the health and well-being of cancer survivors?  In an effort to better understand what helps young adult survivors of lymphoma to become more physically active, we would like to invite you to participate in a physical activity study.

WHO CAN PARTICPATE?

If you have a confirmed diagnosis of Hodgkin’s disease or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma you may wish to participate.

To qualify to participate you must:

1. Live in Nova Scotia;

2. Have been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease or non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma between the ages of 16 to 44;

3. Must currently be between the ages of 20 to 44;

4. Have been off active treatment for a minimum of three months;

5. Be capable of being physically active; and

6. Have physician approval to participate.

WHAT WOULD I NEED TO DO?

This is a three-month, home-based study. Should you decide to participate, you will be asked to report your physical activity behaviour and overall quality of life at four points in time.  All study materials and resources will be sent to you through the mail.

Should you qualify and consent to participate, we will send you an introductory survey. Once you have completed and returned this survey (all return postage will be paid for you), we will send you a physical activity plan with activity recommendations. We will ask that you try and follow the recommendations as much as you are able. We will then send you a follow-up survey to assess your physical activity and quality of life at every 4-weeks for three months (i.e., 4 weeks, 8 weeks, and 12 weeks after receiving the physical activity plan).

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?

For more information please contact the lead investigator, Dr. Melanie Keats at (902) 494-7173 or by email at {encode=”Melanie.Keats@Dal.ca” title=”Melanie Keats”}

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