CANCER, OBESITY/OVERWEIGHT, AND INSOMNIA

THIS STUDY IS NO LONGER RECRUITING

What is this project about?

This research study seeks to better understand the relationships among insomnia, weight loss, and breast cancer. We will assess the effectiveness of a sleep intervention prior to a web and phone-based weight loss program.

This study is approved by the Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board (IRB00132883). The principal investigator for this project is Janelle Coughlin, PhD.

Am I eligible to participate?

We are looking for volunteers who had early stage breast cancer and have completed surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy at least 3 months ago. Eligible individuals will also have a body mass index of 25+, a desire to lose 10% of your weight, trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, daily access to the internet and/or smartphone, and (if prescribed) have been on hormonal therapy for at least 3 months (e.g., tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor). If you are currently in a sleep or weight loss program and/or currently taking weight loss medications or a sleeping aid, you will not be eligible to participate. Take our screener here to find out if you might be eligible for this study!

What will I be asked to do for this study and will I be compensated?

Your participation in this study will involve 6 in-person study visits at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus. You will also be asked to complete 18 phone/video sessions over an 8-month period. You will be compensated for your time in this study.

How can I find out more information?

Please contact Alex Kearson for more information at 410-550-9056 or COIN@jhu.edu.