‘Making Moves’ is an 8-week online education program designed by childhood cancer survivors and healthcare professionals. This program includes education about physical activity and health, guided physical activity videos, goalsetting and 5 tailored telehealth sessions with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. This program is delivered online, meaning you do not need to travel to participate in this program.
Participants who join this program will also receive a free Fitbit activity tracker to help you monitor your physical activity levels and stay motivated.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH?
The primary aim of this study is for Making Moves to improve childhood cancer survivors’ physical activity self-efficacy (meaning your confidence in your ability to exercise).
The secondary aim is to for Making Moves to improve survivors’ physical activity levels, physical fitness, depressive symptoms, quality of life and enjoyment of exercise.
Another aim is to explore whether Making Moves can be scaled up into the real world setting.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MAKING MOVES?
The benefit of Making Moves is that it is a free online physical activity program that can be used by any childhood cancer survivor living in Australia. It has been designed by survivors, parents, healthcare professionals, and researchers. By joining this study, survivors and families can learn about living an active lifestyle and have support from an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
WHO CAN JOIN MAKING MOVES?
You can take part in this study if you:
- Were diagnosed with cancer as a child prior to age 18 years.
- Are aged 8-21 years at the time of study participation.
- Have completed active cancer treatment at least 6 months prior to the time of study participation OR are at least 6 months into maintenance therapy.
WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS BE ASKED TO DO?
- Complete 3 surveys.
- Complete the online Making Moves educational modules.
- Attend up to 5 sessions with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
- Tell us about your experience with Making Moves after you have completed the program.