School of Nursing

Study Opportunities

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

A novel therapeutic intervention to restore health and functioning in persons with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

This is a research study for men and women cancer survivors that will determine the effects of lowintensity vibration training on weight loss, mobility, and pain levels in cancer survivors who report symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).

This exercise is a new therapeutic strategy to improve body composition and function, is less physically demanding than traditional exercise programs, and is safe for older adults.

Participants in the study will be randomly assigned to participate in either:

  • Whole-body vibration: 10 minute training sessions performed twice daily, 7 days a week for 12-weeks
  • Usual care: maintain usual health habits 

In addition, participants will complete physical function test and health surveys at twice, once at baseline and once at 12-weeks.

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 in learning more about the study and eligibility requirements, call Shannon Austin at 503-346-0444 or email exercise@ohsu.edu

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