Wellness Coaching for Cancer Survivors:
Development and Preliminary Feasibility Study of a Community-Based Wellness Coaching for Cancer Survivors Program
This pilot program and evaluation purpose is to determine the effectiveness of wellness coaching for improving health, fitness, and overall well-being of cancer survivors. Cancer survivors anywhere along the cancer continuum are being recruited across the state through Cancer Support Community Delaware locations. The intervention consists of six health coaching sessions over a three month time period (one 90 minute initial session and five 30 minute biweekly follow up sessions) and are tailored to the individual’s needs and health concerns. Data on physical activity, diet, mental health, sleep, and quality of life is being collected before coaching, immediately following coaching, and three months after coaching completion. Recruitment for this project is currently ongoing. Nicole Berzins, Clinical Research Coordinator / PhD Student Health Behavior Science & Promotion. This program is generously funded by the Longwood Foundation and is a community partnership of Cancer Support Community Delaware, University of Delaware and Stockton University.