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Exploration the Effect of Walking Program in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01595256
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2014
National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:

The aims of this four-year study are to

  1. explore the relationships between fatigue and muscle strength (i.e., upper limbs and lower legs)
  2. comparison with the effects of 8-week, 12-week moderate intensity of walking program on muscle strength and fatigue.
  3. develop a clinical guidelines of home-based walking program for patients with colorectal cancer receiving active treatment and survivors in Taiwan.
  4. explore the relationships among the self-report fatigue intensity and metabolism.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colorectal Cancer Behavioral: muscular strength Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 237 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Exploration the Effect of Individualized Home-based Walking Program on Muscle Strength and Fatigue in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Both During and After Treatment
Study Start Date : October 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: walking group Behavioral: muscular strength
12-week moderate intensity walking program

No Intervention: usual care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Exploration the Effect of Walking Program in Patients With Colorectal Cancer. [ Time Frame: five-year study ]
    change of walking program on muscle strength and fatigue

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with colorectal cancer in receiving active treatment or completed treatment within 5years.
  • Patients in Different Stages.
  • Aged above 18.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • KPS<60

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01595256

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National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan
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Principal Investigator: Shiow-Ching Shun, PhD National Taiwan University
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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT01595256    
Other Study ID Numbers: 201109041RB
First Posted: May 10, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 15, 2014
Last Verified: October 2014
Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
colorectal cancer,fatigue,6-minute walking test
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases