Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being in Cancer Survivors

Research Thesis by L’shae Dib looking at ‘Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being in Cancer Survivors’.

The research is being carried out in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).
This research is supported in kind by La Trobe University.

The following researchers from The School of Psychology and Health, Department of Psychology and Counselling at La Trobe University, Australia will be conducting the study:

1. Professor Carlene Wilson                  :   Chief Investigator

2. Doctor Gemma Skaczkowski             :   Assistant Researcher

3. Professor Pauleen Bennett                :   Assistant Researcher

4. Doctor Tiffani Howell                          :   Assistant Researcher

5. L’shae Dib  (honours candidate)        :   Student Researcher

Survey Link – https://tinyurl.com/CancerPhysicalActivity

cancer study poster

What is the study about?

It is a study looking at the level of physical activity that cancer survivors engage in and their overall psychological well-being.

They aim to look at factors that influence physical activity, such a pet ownership or age.
Survivorship care aims to enhance quality of life and emphasises “living well” after a cancer diagnosis.
Physical activity is an important part of survivorship care, but we don’t know enough about how much cancer survivors are exercising or the impact this activity has on their well-being.

This study explores these issues and may help us provide better care to cancer survivors in the future.

Survey Link – https://tinyurl.com/CancerPhysicalActivity

What will I be asked to do?

If you want to take part in this study, we will ask you to complete an online questionnaire. It will take approximately 20-30 minutes of your time to be part of this study.

What are the benefits of the study?

This study provides no individual benefit to you as a participant. However, the expected benefits to society in general are to help improve the cancer care that we provide to patients and survivors.

What will happen to the information they collect in this study?

They will collect and store information about you in ways that will not reveal who you are. This means you cannot be identified in any type of publication from this study.

They will keep your information for 5 years after the project is completed. After this time they will destroy all of your data.

They will collect, store and destroy your data in accordance with La Trobe Universities Research Data Management Policy which can be viewed online using the following link: https://policies.latrobe.edu.au/document/view.php?id=106/.

The information you provide is personal information for the purposes of the Privacy and Date Protection Act 2014 (Vic). You and your child have the right to access personal information held about you by the University, the right to request correction and amendment of it, and the right to make a complaint about a breach of the Information Protection Principles as contained in the Information Privacy Act.

Who are they looking to recruit?

  • Over the age of 25
  • Are able to read and write in English
  • Have finished your cancer treatment 6-12 months ago.

Survey Link – https://tinyurl.com/CancerPhysicalActivity

Do you want more information?

If you would like more information about the study, please use the contact details below:

Name/Organisation: L’shae Dib,  Honours Candidate at La Trobe University

Email: lmdib@students.latrobe.edu.au

Survey Link – https://tinyurl.com/CancerPhysicalActivity

Exercise Physiology Clinic and Cancer Patients

Our Melbourne clinic is based at 378 Mount Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032 but we also offer in-home and mobile exercise physiology throughout Melbourne.

Jeremy DUNN is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise Sports Science Australia. As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) he has also completed a four-year university degree and is an allied health professional who specialises in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic disease and injuries.

For more information on Cancer and Exercise – https://www.mvfit.com.au/our-services/exercise-physiology/cancer-and-exercise/

Exercise Physiologist Jeremy Dunn