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Exercising Together

EXERCISING TOGETHER© For Couples Coping With Cancer

We are conducting a randomized controlled trial to determine what exercise format can improve the physical, mental, and relationship health of cancer survivors and their spouse/partner. Couples who participate will be randomly assigned to 1 of 3 programs where they exercise 2x per week for 6 months. Couples will also visit the WiSE Lab 4 times over 12 months to complete physical function tasks and questionnaires.

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GET FIT PROSTATE

GET FIT Prostate

We are conducting a randomized controlled trial to determine what mode of exercise (strength, tai-chi, flexibility) is most effective for preventing falls and preserving physical function in prostate cancer survivors who were treated with androgen deprivation therapy. Participants will be randomly assigned to 1 of 3 group exercise classes that meet 3x per week for 6 months, and will complete mobility tasks and questionnaires 4 times at the WiSE Lab.

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Improving health and function from neuropathy

We are conducting a randomized controlled trial to determine the effects of low intensity, whole body vibration training on weight loss, mobility, and pain levels in cancer survivors with symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Whole body vibration is a new therapeutic strategy for improving body composition and function, it is less physically demanding than traditional exercise programs, and it is safe for older adults. Participants will be randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups where they will either complete 2 daily whole body vibration sessions (7 days a week for 12 weeks), or maintain usual care. All participants will visit the WiSE Lab twice over 12 weeks to complete physical function tasks and questionnaires.

This study is open to men and women, 50 years and older, who have completed chemotherapy for their cancer within the last 5 years. If you or someone you know is interested, call Shannon Austin at 503-494-4361 or email austinsh@ohsu.edu.

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This study was funded by the Knight Cancer Institute. OHSU IRB #18342