Community Based Exercise Program for Well Cancer Survivors (CanWell)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified September 2013 by McMaster University
McMaster University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oren Cheifetz, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation Identifier:
First received: November 25, 2008
Last updated: September 29, 2013
Last verified: September 2013

This project will create a community based exercise program for well cancer survivors. The goal is that the YMCA will gain the competence to work with this unique population in a safe and productive manner.

Condition Intervention Phase
Other: Exercise program
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: CanWell: YMCA Based Exercise Program for Well Cancer Survivors

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Further study details as provided by McMaster University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Endurance measure (STEEP treadmill test) [ Time Frame: Within one week before initiating the exercise program ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Endurance measure (STEEP treadmill test) [ Time Frame: Administered at 6 weeks of the exercise program ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Endurance measure (STEEP treadmill test) [ Time Frame: Administered at 12 weeks (end of) the exercise program ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 130
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
All participants will take part in a supervised, structured, exercise program
Other: Exercise program
All exercise programs will include endurance and strength exercises.

Detailed Description:

All well, adult, cancer survivors are eligible to participate.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All well cancer survivors who are medically stable.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children are not eligible for this project.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00798200

Contact: Les Chater Family YMCA 905-667-1515

Canada, Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences Recruiting
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8V 1C3
Contact: Oren Cheifetz, M.Sc. PT    905-521-2100 ext 42178   
Sub-Investigator: Jan Park Dorsay, APN, M.Sc. Nursing         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
McMaster University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Oren Cheifetz, Clinical Specialist - Physiotherapy, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation Identifier: NCT00798200     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WorkForceOntario 001
Study First Received: November 25, 2008
Last Updated: September 29, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

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Strength processed this record on April 23, 2014