The Womens Wellness after Cancer Program

Research has revealed that certain lifestyle factors and health behaviours can have a positive impact upon quality of life, chronic disease risk factors and other health related areas, for women after cancer.

A team of leading Australian health researchers is undertaking a project to investigate the effectiveness of a 12 week structured lifestyle program (Women’s Wellness after Cancer Program) in improving health and wellness in women who have had breast, blood or gynecological cancer. The Program focuses on physical activity, healthy eating, better sleep and lifestyle habits, and improving quality of life. The program has been developed especially for women after cancer and is based on the latest research evidence.

The research team is looking for female participants who are:

  • Australian residents
  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Treated for breast, blood and/or gynaecological cancer
  • Completed chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy in the last 24 months
  • Able to speak and read English to Grade 10 level
  • Have no metastatic disease
  • Computer literate
  • Own, or have access to a computer or IPad tablet device for the duration of the study.

Register

Recruitment for the Women's Wellness after Cancer Study is now closed and we are busy analysing the data. We thank you for your interest.

 

Please note, if you are aged between 18 - 50 years we are still recruiting for our Younger Women's Wellness after Cancer Study. Please visit http://youngerwwp.com.au/ for further information.

 

Dear valued participants and interested persons,

Please note that our project team is now operating out of Griffith University, Menzies Health Institute. As such, any future correspondence can be directed to the following details.

Our Mailing Address
Women’s Wellness after Cancer Study
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Academic 1 L05 3.34
Griffith University
University drive
Meadowbrook QLD 4131


Email
wwacp@griffith.edu.au

We thank you for your cooperation and look forward from hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Women’s Wellness after Cancer Study Team


Why Participate

Research has revealed that certain lifestyle factors and health behaviours can have a positive impact upon quality of life, chronic disease risk factors and other health related areas, for women after cancer. The purpose of this project is to investigate the effectiveness of a 12 week structured lifestyle program in improving health and wellness in women who have had breast, blood or gynaecological cancer.

The Program focuses on physical activity, healthy eating, better sleep and lifestyle habits, and improving quality of life. The program has been developed especially for women after cancer and is based on the latest research evidence.

Professor Debra Anderson is the Director of the Women’s Wellness Research Program located at Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University. She has a PhD in Social and Preventive Medicine and over twenty-five years’ experience in education and research. Read more +

Ms Amanda McGuire is the Women's Wellness Research Program Manager.Amanda is a Registered Nurse and Program Manager for the Women's Wellness Research Program. She has extensive experience working in a range of roles including clinical, teaching, management and more recently research. Read more +

Ms Janine Porter-Steele is the Clinical Manager of the Women's Wellness Research Program anine undertook her training in the UK as an RN, midwife and health visitor. She completed a Bachelor of Nursing at QUT and Masters in Nursing Leadership at ACU. Read more +

Prof Alexandra McCarthy (Chief Investigator) Sandie has practiced extensively in acute cancer care, including chemotherapy administration, in rural and metropolitan settings. Read more +

Prof Patsy Yates (Chief Investigator) Patsy is jointly appointed as Professor of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology and Director for Queensland Health’s state-wide Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE). Read more +