In the Spring of 2015, several participants from our Learning to Live with Lymphedema pilot studies came together to create a video. Participants discussed coping strategies and how to live hopefully while experiencing lymphedema after cancer.
The video was created in collaboration with Dr. Ryan Hamilton from the University of New Brunswick and a PhD student in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Josée Boulanger. This research was supported, in part, with funding from the Canada Research Chairs program.
After only two weeks, the video had almost 100 views! We launched the video in the Fall of 2015 and held a group discussion in order to generate feedback. Our audience suggested that we create a second video that would include health professionals talking about treatment. Another project to come!