Community Based Exercise Program for Well Cancer Survivors (CanWell)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2015 by McMaster University
McMaster University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oren Cheifetz, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation Identifier:
First received: November 25, 2008
Last updated: April 6, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
This project will create a community based exercise program for well cancer survivors. The goal is that the YMCA will gain the competence to work with this unique population in a safe and productive manner.

Condition Intervention Phase
Other: Exercise program
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: CanWell: YMCA Based Exercise Program for Well Cancer Survivors

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by McMaster University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Endurance measure (STEEP treadmill test) [ Time Frame: Within one week before initiating the exercise program ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Endurance measure (STEEP treadmill test) [ Time Frame: Administered at 6 weeks of the exercise program ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Endurance measure (STEEP treadmill test) [ Time Frame: Administered at 12 weeks (end of) the exercise program ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 130
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
All participants will take part in a supervised, structured, exercise program
Other: Exercise program
All exercise programs will include endurance and strength exercises.

Detailed Description:
All well, adult, cancer survivors are eligible to participate.

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All well cancer survivors who are medically stable.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children are not eligible for this project.
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00798200

Contact: Les Chater Family YMCA 905-667-1515

Canada, Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences Recruiting
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8V 1C3
Contact: Oren Cheifetz, M.Sc. PT    905-521-2100 ext 42178   
Sub-Investigator: Jan Park Dorsay, APN, M.Sc. Nursing         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
McMaster University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Oren Cheifetz, Clinical Specialist - Physiotherapy, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation Identifier: NCT00798200     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WorkForceOntario 001 
Study First Received: November 25, 2008
Last Updated: April 6, 2015
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by McMaster University:
Strength processed this record on February 04, 2016