Research

Findings from a study with the University of Groningen (Netherlands) demonstrate that the Untire app significantly reduces fatigue while increasing happiness amongst users.

Untire App Study

Research by University of Groningen

Tired of Cancer B.V., founder of the Untire App, and the University of Groningen partnered together in a large study focused on cancer-related fatigue (CRF). The effectiveness of Tired of Cancer’s Untire App was studied in an international scientific study lead by Profs. Robbert Sanderman and Mariët Hagedoorn.

At baseline, the intervention group and the control group did not statistically significantly differ with regard to demographic and health characteristics. Average age was 55,5 years (± 9,8) and average fatigue 6,8 (± 1,6). Compared to participants in the control group participants in the intervention group experienced a significant larger reduction in fatigue severity from baseline to 12 weeks (interaction time*condition: F(3, 1933) = 4.440, p = .004) as well as a significant increase in Quality of Life on average (interaction time*condition: F(3, 1918) = 4.407, p = .004). The effect sized were small to medium. Analyses show that the intervention effects did not depend on demographic or health characteristics.

The final report will be published soon.

Untire App Study

Research by University of Groningen

Tired of Cancer B.V., founder of the Untire App, and the University of Groningen partnered together in a large study focused on cancer-related fatigue (CRF). The effectiveness of Tired of Cancer’s Untire App was studied in an international scientific study lead by Profs. Robbert Sanderman and Mariët Hagedoorn.

The Study

The study investigated whether the Untire App helps cancer patients and survivors reduce their cancer-related fatigue and improve their quality of life. Participants were recruited in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain and The Netherlands.

Participants in the trial were placed into one of the two test groups: the first group received immediate 6-months access to the Untire App, the second group got access after a period of 12 weeks of the study. This allowed researchers to explore fluctuations in patients’ fatigue and to compare that with the fluctuations of fatigue in a group actively using the App. In order to measure participant response, participants were asked to complete ongoing questionnaires throughout the study about their levels of fatigue, quality of life, and other fatigue-related aspects such as physical activity, sleep, mood, and mindfulness.

https://www.trialregister.nl/trial/6642