The ReFLECT studies aim to learn about relationships between lifestyle behaviors, such as exercise and sleep, and cognitive function in women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Cognitive impairment is being increasingly recognized as a major side effect of cancer and its treatment. Although our previous studies have identified relationships between exercise and cognitive function in healthy aging adults, less is known about this relationship in cancer patients and survivors.
Your participation in ReFLECT will add to our knowledge in this area. Findings will be used to design programs aimed at improving cognitive function and quality of life in women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Women 21 years and older who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have access to an iPad, iPad Air, or iPad Mini and the Internet can participate. Women who have never undergone treatment, are currently undergoing treatment, or who have completed treatment for breast cancer are eligible.
What does your participation include?
You will be asked to complete a set of questionnaires and cognitive tests using the BrainBaseline iPad app. The questionnaires should take you approximately 45 minutes, and the cognitive tests should take you approximately 60 minutes to complete. You’ll have one week from the time you start the study to complete the questionnaires and cognitive tests. You do not need to complete them in one sitting. Some participants (who volunteer) will also wear a small activity monitor for one week. In 6 months, we’ll ask you to complete the questionnaires and cognitive tests, and wear the activity monitor (if applicable), one more time.
Participants who complete all cognitive tests and questionnaires at both time points, will be entered into a drawing to receive one of 50 $100 gift cards to a national retailer. Participants who wear the activity monitor will also receive a $10 gift card at each time point ($20 total).
How do you participate?
Download the Reflect Studies app onto your iPad
Create a BrainBaseline username and password
Log into the app
Review the informed consent form
Electronically sign the consent form
Complete the questionnaires
Complete the BrainBaseline tests
Wear the activity monitor for one week (if you volunteer to do so on the consent form)
Repeat the questionnaires, BrainBaseline tests, and activity monitor in 6 months.
About the Study
The ReFLECT studies are led by a team of researchers and software developers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Digital Artefacts (BrainBaseline) in collaboration with other national partners. Click on our logos to learn more about us.