What are the expectations for study participants in Project HOPE?

  • Completion of clinical assessments at the University of Pennsylvania at the beginning and end of this 1 year study (transportation costs will be covered for those living 75 miles or more from Philadelphia)
  • Surveys and phone based measures throughout the year long study
  • Attendance of a one hour lymphedema education session webinar led by Dr. Kathryn Schmitz
  • Willingess to be randomized to the timing of receiving the 12 month intervention (DURING versus AFTER the study)
  • Full participation in the Lean Eating for Women program either during or after the study