A Pilot Study of an 8-Week Smartphone-Based Health Intervention for Cancer Patients

Researcher
Jennifer Huberty, PhD; Linda Larkey, PhD; Arizona State University
Summary

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of a mobile health-related app on cancer patients’ symptoms.

What does participation involve?

If you decide to take part in this study, you will be randomly assigned to one of three groups that will engage in either mindfulness-based activities using an app called Calm, or health education activities through a podcast app. The study lasts a total of 12 weeks. You will be asked to download an app and log in using the credentials that will give you free access. You will be asked to use the app for at least 10 minutes per day (about 70 minutes/week) for eight weeks. You will also be asked to maintain a daily sleep diary during the eight weeks you are using the app and one additional week after you have stopped using it. You will be asked to complete a total of four online questionnaires during the 12 weeks you are enrolled in the study. The questionnaires will ask about your physical and mental health, quality of sleep, quality of life, mindfulness in day-to-day experiences, social well-being, physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and study satisfaction. Each questionnaire should take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Qualifying and enrolled participants will receive free access to the app while they are participating in the study and can earn up to $40.

Where?
Anywhere in the U.S.