This research study will examine whether the Cancer Council Queensland's world-renowned peer-support program can improve exercise adherence and the health of cancer survivors beyond the duration of a short-term supervised training program. It will assess the influence of access to peer support networks on cancer survivors' adherence to high intensity interval training (HIIT) and exercise oncology guidelines for 12 months following a short-duration HIIT program compared to no peer-support.
- Men and women with previously histologically- confirmed colorectal, prostate or breast cancer.
- Must be 18 years older
- Equal to or more than one-month post treatment for cancer and not anticipating undergoing treatment during the study period
- Not currently meeting exercise oncology guidelines or performing regular HIIT sessions
All participants will exercise three times per week for 4 weeks at the University of Queensland, St Lucia. You will then be randomly assigned to one of two groups: (i) access to peer support, or (ii) no access to peer support (usual support) for the 12-month maintenance phase. The maintenance phase will be completed at Healthstream, QUT Kelvin Grove. You will complete a battery of tests at the beginning of the study, at the end of the supervised phase and at 3, 6 and 12 months following randomisation.
Benefits of Participating:
- 12 months FREE gym access
- 12 supervised exercise sessions
- Individualised exercise sessions from an Accredited Exercise Physiologist
- Regular assessment of fitness level, cardiovascular and metabolic health, body composition and bone density
- Encouragement to maintain exercise long-term
- Detailed exercise manual
If you have any further questions regarding this study, please do not hesitate to contact Principle Investigator Kirsten Adlard at firstname.lastname@example.org