Investigation of a Digital Healthy Habits Program for Individuals With Breast Cancer
This mixed methods study will involve obtaining user feedback on the first 4 weeks of the Healthy Habits for Cancer (HCC) Program. Short pre and post surveys and in-depth qualitative interviews will be conducted exploring their views on the app (features they liked and didn't like), the extent to which they believe the app would have to be further adapted, how they would feel about such an app being embedded in their cancer care and when in their care pathway they would like to be offered it.
|Condition or Disease||Intervention/Treatment||Phase|
This mixed methods study will involve obtaining user feedback on the first 4 weeks of the Healthy Habits for Cancer (HCC) Program. Participants will be recruited and asked to try the HCC app for 4 weeks. Short pre and post surveys and in-depth qualitative interviews will be conducted exploring their views on the app, the extent to which they believe the app would have to be further adapted, how they would feel about such an app being embedded in their cancer care and when in their care pathway they would like to be offered it.
Primary Outcome Measures
- Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Breast quality-of-life instrument [4 weeks]
Self reported measure of multidimensional quality of life (QL) in patients with breast cancer.
- Qualitative interviews [4 weeks]
Data analyses will content analyze key themes in participants' experiences using the program, including their likes and dislikes for the program.
Able to understand and provide informed consent
18 years and older
6 months postpartum
Not currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the next 5 months
Diagnosed with stage I-IV breast cancer < 5 years ago:
Completed active breast cancer treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation, surgery) 1 month to 5 years ago, with the exception of hormonal/endocrine therapy
Currently prescribed hormone therapy (e.g. Tamoxifen) as a breast cancer treatment
Not diagnosed with an eating disorder
Healthy weight, overweight, or obesity (BMI ≥ 18.5)
Willingness to use the program over the course of the 4 weeks in order to enable them to provide feedback on its features
Own a smartphone with iOS operating system (i.e., Apple iPhone)
Inability or unwillingness of a participant to give written informed consent
Underweight (BMI < 18.5)
Currently pregnant or <6 months postpartum
Presence of a diagnosed physical or mental health condition or abnormality that impacts the ability to participate in a program that involves asking participants to monitor diet, physical activity, or weight (e.g., eating disorder, bipolar disorder). If there is any doubt at initial screening the investigator will recommend that the patient receives sign off from their clinical team.
Currently undergoing IV chemotherapy or radiation
Plans for surgery in the next 6 weeks
Currently diagnosed or being treated for a second primary cancer (i.e. cancer of another organ, not due to breast cancer metastasis), with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancers (e.g. basal cell carcinoma)
Contacts and Locations
|1||Noom, Inc||New York||New York||United States||10001|
Sponsors and Collaborators
- Noom Inc.
Study Documents (Full-Text)None provided.