Participate in a Study
Join our study looking at the effects of a cardiac rehab program for children with Congenital Heart Disease!
We are inviting children with Congenital Heart Disease to participate in our current research study, looking at the effects of a 6-month physical activity and health behaviour program intervention.
- 7-17 years of age
- Clinical diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease
Participation will include:
- 2 research testing sessions measuring body composition, bone health, heart health, and mental wellness (all non-invasive)
- **6-month physical activity & mental wellness program designed specifically for children with CHD
**We are also recruiting participants to complete the research testing sessions ONLY. Please contact us for more information.
Your safety is our top priority. Our research facility has implemented standardized cleaning procedures and vaccination requirements for all personnel (2 doses). Research personnel will complete a Rapid COVID-19 test 1 hour prior to your testing appointment as an additional measure. Rapid tests will also be available for families if they wish to receive one.
Interested in participating? Contact us for more information!
Fill out our contact form below to contact Dana, our research coordinator.
CHAMPS 6 Month Exercise & Mental Wellness Study The Mending Little Hearts Team was thrilled to be awarded funding from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) & the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) for our next CHAMPS study....
The Origins of CHAMPS - Supporting Children With CHD Children’s Healthy-Heart Activity Monitoring Program in Saskatchewan (or CHAMPS) began as a vision from heart mom Lynne Telfer RN, who saw a need for more support for children with congenital or acquired heart...
2018 - CHAMPS 12-week home based exercise training pilot study In 2018, the second large scale research project was launched involving CHAMPS camp. Researchers were interested in how a more frequent chronic disease management program for children with congenital heart...
2015 - A pilot health intervention study of children with congenital heart defects: CHAMPS – Children’s Healthy- Heart Activity Monitoring Program in Saskatchewan In 2015, the first research project involving the Mending Little Hearts Fund was launched. Researchers...
Research in Print
Click the titles below to read some of our research that has been published, presented at research conferences, and used in graduate theses!