A Study of Mobile Health (mHealth), Breast Disease, and Lifestyle Modification

Official Title
Mobile Health (mHealth), Breast Disease, and Lifestyle Modification: Developing a Grounded Theory
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to understand breast cancer survivors use of mobile health (mHealth) apps for lifestyle behavior change - eating a healthier diet, exercising more, dealing with stress, & stopping smoking. Interviews will last approximately 60 - 90 minutes.

Could this study be right for you?

- You have a diagnosis of breast disease or are a breast cancer survivor.
- You are age 18 or older
- You are a female

Age Range
18 and up

Healthy New Albany: Breast Cancer Project

Official Title
Healthy New Albany: Breast Cancer Project
Purpose

Determine the feasibility of delivering a community-based, lifestyle weight management intervention in producing meaningful improvements in weight loss and relevant clinical and patient-reported outcomes in Breast Cancer survivors.

Could this study be right for you?

Female breast cancer survivor within 60 months after cessation of active treatment. Overweight/Obese (BMI > 25). Ability to understand and willing to sign a written informed consent. Willing and physically able to participate in physical activity. Obtain physician consent via primary care physician and/or treating oncologist.

Age Range
30 and up

A Study on the Role of Spirituality and Faith during Cancer Treatment

Official Title
Patient perceptions about the role of spirituality and faith during cancer treatment
Purpose

The purpose of the current study is to characterize the perspectives of cancer patients who have undergone a cancer-directed surgery on the role of spirituality and/or religion during their cancer journey in order to better define the desired access to related resources during cancer care. Results from this study will inform future research aimed at addressing patient-centered spirituality/faith needs of cancer patients.

Could this study be right for you?

If you’ve had or will have surgery to treat a cancer diagnosis, you can help researchers at Ohio State examine how patient spirituality and/or religion influences the cancer journey by taking an online survey.

Participants should be:

• Over 18 years old.

• Diagnosed with cancer (all types).

• At least four months past the initial cancer diagnosis.

• Underwent or will receive a surgical procedure related to their cancer

• Able read and write in the English language.

Age Range
18 and up

Ohio Firefighter Study--Examining the Risk of Occupational Exposure to Smoke

Official Title
Occupational Exposure of Structural Firefighters and Cancer Risk
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to better understand the association between occupational exposure to smoke and risk of cancer. The study is designed to study the exposure of structural firefighters in the State of Ohio to property fire smoke, and determine the link between such exposure and cancer risk. The biological burden (amount in the body - in blood) of environmental contaminants that are long-lived in the body and are emitted in property fire smoke will be used to estimate exposure to be used in the determination of its link with cancer risk: the amounts of this contaminants in the blood will be compared between firefighters in the state that have been diagnosed with cancer and those that have not.

Acute exposure at property fires will also be investigated by measuring environmental contaminants that are emitted in property fire smoke in urine and assessing work and behavioral factors that might contribute to increased exposure. The results of the study are intended to inform the development of effective exposure reduction strategies for structural firefighters.

Could this study be right for you?

You may be eligible for this study if:
- You have been diagnosed with cancer within the previous five (5) years, AND
- You are employed as a structural firefighter in the state of Ohio at the time of diagnosis

Age Range
18 and up

Ankle Function Study for Healthy Volunteers OR Those with Ankle Instability or Nerve Damage

Official Title
Assessing Reliability and Validity of an iPod App for Measuring Ankle Proprioception
Purpose

We will assess ankle function by measuring how well you detect ankle movement using an iPod app. This information will help us to determine the validity of using an iPod app as a clinical tool for measuring ankle function and perception of rotation

The results of this study may inform us if the iPod app is an appropriate tool to use in the clinical setting as a more cost-effective, faster, and accessible tool when compared to the larger, more expensive Biodex machine.

Could this study be right for you?

Three groups (ages 18-80) are eligible for this study:

--Group 1--Those who are 60-80 years old, without history of ankle instability or nerve damage to lower extremities.

--Group 2--Those who are 18-60 years old and have a history of chronic ankle instability, recurrent ankle sprains. Have had at least 3 ankle sprains in the previous two (2) years, but none within 2 months of joining the study

--Group 3--Those who are 18-60 years old and have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy that has been induced by chemotherapy. Further screening will be done by the study team.

Age Range
18 and up