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Good Health After

Cancer Treatment

A brief new program for parents to enhance healthy lifestyle behaviors in children who have finished cancer treatment

What is the Program for? 

This is a brief new program developed by University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL faculty (Dr. Marilyn Stern) and for parents who have concerns about their child’s eating behaviors and weight following cancer treatment.

This program is part of a research study to see if teaching parents healthy eating and exercise skills helps enhance child health and lifestyle behaviors. The study will also see if a more intensive program is better than a less intensive program in enhancing child health and lifestyles.

Who can be in this program? 

Eligible caregivers must be at least 18 years of age, and provide care for a child who is:

  • Between the ages of 5-14 years

  • Over 6 months off of active cancer treatment

  • Your child is overweight for their age

What will parents be asked to do? 

Attend parent-focused sessions via a web-based platform offered by USF.

 

Fill out brief questionnaires about themselves and their children.

 

Participate in follow-up assessments just after the program ends and 3, 6, and 12 months following the program.

 

Your child will also be asked to join in two short sessions with you and participate in the follow-up assessments.

What will parents get from being in this study?

Information on how cancer treatment affects children’s lifestyle behaviors.

Knowledge and skills that may help improve your own and your children’s well-being.

 

Tips on how to promote good health in children who have ended treatment.

 

Compensation for your time.

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