What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to learn how two different supportive programs may help people feel better while receiving chemotherapy and in between treatments. This study will measure if one type of supportive program is more useful than the other for improving well-being. There are a few studies that suggest that similar programs may be effective for some people with cancer. However, research is needed to confirm these results during active treatment.

Who is Eligible

  • Genders:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Receiving chemotherapy for colorectal cancer

What is involved

  • Randomly assigned to one of two supportive programs
  • Completion of questionnaires at 3 time points
  • Four supportive program sessions
  • Completion of daily practices at home and keep a journal
  • Daily phone call with brief set of questions
  • Wear a monitor on your wrist


You will be paid up to $125 for completing all study assessments. Then dollars for: each questionnaire ($40 total), each week of brief daily questions ($40 total), each 2 week session of wearing a wrist monitor (2 sessions or 4 weeks total; $20 total), a

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Kelsey Shore
Principal Investigator
Stephanie Sohl, PhD

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.