SF-36 Study

The Cancer Foundation For Life® Investigation of the Role of Exercise as a Component of Cancer Treatment

About the SF-36 Quality of Life Survey

SF-36 is an observational study designed to understand the effects of a structured exercise program on the quality of life for older cancer survivors. The study was carried out at 14 sites in the United States and began recruitment in April 2006 and completed in March 2009. SF-36 collected data that measured eight domains, including physical functioning, social function, pain, emotional state, general health, energy, mental health and ability to maintain their various roles in a population of 701 cancer survivors with various stages of the disease.

Results from the SF-36 study concluded that structured long-term exercise with moderate intensity can make remarkable improvements in cancer survivors’ quality of life.

Only collaborative efforts with The University of Texas at Tyler and Dr. Barbara Haas could we efficiently study the effects of exercise as a component of cancer treatment and the improved quality of life for survivors.

The study was sponsored by Cancer Foundation For Life® and partially funded by a faculty research grant from the The University of Texas at Tyler.