Step Up Intervention for Self-Management of Fatigue in Young Adults Receiving Chemotherapy

Project Director:
Jeanne Erickson, PhD, RN, AOCN, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Co-Investigator:
Ann Swartz, PhD, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Consultants:
John Charlson, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Melinda Stolley, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin

This study will examine a 12-week physical activity intervention (Step-Up) to improve self-management of fatigue in adolescents and young adults receiving chemotherapy. The intervention will include components of education, negotiated collaboration to set individual physical activity goals during chemotherapy cycles, and tools for self-monitoring physical activity.

Medication Self-Management in African American Older Women

Project Director:
Julie Ellis, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Co-Investigators:
Jung Kwak, PhD, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Christine Kovach, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Consultant:
Barbara Nichols, RN, DS-HC

This study will examine the relative contribution of contextual and process factors that are pertinent to older adult African American women and medication self-management behaviors (MSMB). The focus is to better understand correlates of key variables potentially amenable to intervention. Findings will inform the development of culturally appropriate medication self-management interventions that are consistent with precision medicine approaches and take individual variability into account to improve health outcomes.