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.
With the help of almost 500 women, we recently completed the first study in this series. We are now looking for more women for the second study, ReFLECT+. Click JOIN TODAY to learn more about ReFLECT+ and to enroll.
Women 21 years and older who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have access to an iPhone 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. We are looking for participants from diverse racial/ethnic groups such as, but not limited to African American, Hispanic/Latina, Asian, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or more than once race.
What does your participation include?
You will be asked to complete a set of questionnaires and cognitive tests using the ReFLECT+ iPhone app (powered by BrainBaseline). The questionnaires should take you approximately 45 minutes, and the cognitive tests should take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will have two weeks from the time you start the study to complete the questionnaires and cognitive tests. You do not need to complete them in one sitting. You will also be asked to wear an activity monitor that will be mailed to you via US Postal Service.
Participants who complete all assessments, will receive a $25 gift card for their participation and will be offered feedback on their physical activity and cognitive performance.
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.