We are conducting an international online survey concerning physical activity promotion in outpatient oncology clinics.

Am I eligible to participate?

If you are an oncology nurse working in the outpatient oncology clinic setting, we would like your input!

Title of the survey:

Oncology clinic nurses’ perceptions regarding initiating discussion of physical activity during clinic appointments: An international survey study

Principle investigator:

Schroder Sattar, RN, PhD, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Canada


Kristen Haase, RN, PhD, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada;
Sebastian Harenberg, PhD, Department of Human Kinetics, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada;
Cindy Kenis, RN, PhD, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium;
Koen Milisen, RN, PhD, Department of Geriatrics, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium & Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium;
Michelle Nadler, MD, MSc, Department of Medical Oncology, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada,
Sarah Neil-Sztramko, PhD, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Linda Trinh, PhD, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Toronto, Canada


Schroder Sattar, RN, PhD



The purpose of this survey:

To understand oncology clinic nurses’ current knowledge and practices regarding physical activity promotion in older adults with cancer, as well as to explore barriers to promoting physical activity during clinic appointments in this population. We would also like to understand your current level of physical activity for statistical purposes.

What do I have to do?

Participation is completely voluntary. If you would like to participate, simply follow the link below to the survey page and complete the survey (estimated time to complete the whole survey is around 5-6 minutes). Although completing the entire survey is encouraged, you do not have to answer all the questions on the survey if you do not wish to. By completing and submitting the questionnaire, YOUR FREE AND INFORMED CONSENT IS IMPLIED and indicates that you understand the above conditions of participation in this study.

What will happen to the information I provide?

This online survey will be conducted through RedCap. Click here to view RedCap’s privacy policy. The responses you provide will be kept completely anonymous by the researchers and will be analyzed along with responses from other survey respondents to produce a report for the research community in the field as well as knowledge users. The results collected from the survey will be reported in aggregate form.

Data collected from the online survey will be downloaded from the survey’s server (the third-party server) onto university’s Research Department’s secured server. After that, it will be permanently deleted from the survey’s server (the third-party server). The data will be stored in a password protected space on the server, specifically, OneDrive of the principle investigator. The data will be stored for 5 years post-publication as per University of Saskatchewan Guidelines. At the end of the 5-year period, the data will be deleted beyond recovery from the university’s secured server location

What if I changed my mind during the survey?

You can withdraw at any time during the survey by closing your web browser. However, once you have submitted your responses, withdrawal will not be possible since all submitted data are anonymous.

What if I have other questions?

You are welcome to contact Dr. Schroder Sattar if you have any questions/concerns at 1-306-337-3817 or email: Schroder.sattar@usask.ca

Has this study been approved by a research ethics board?

This research project has been approved on ethical grounds by the University of Saskatchewan Behavioural Research Ethics Board. Any questions regarding your rights as a participant may be addressed to that committee through the Research Ethics Office ethics.office@usask.ca (306) 966-2975. Out of town participants may call toll free (888) 966-2975.

Can I obtain results from the study?

Results of this study will be available after January 30, 2024. If you wish to obtain the results from the study, please contact Schroder Sattar at 1-306-337-3817 or email: Schroder.sattar@usask.ca

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