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Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Healthy Lifestyle and Health Behavior Change in Cancer Patients and Their Partners; A Pilot Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02602041
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 11, 2015
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
J. Nuver, University Medical Center Groningen

Brief Summary:
The investigators will perform a pilot study to gain insight into attitudes, barriers and facilitators for health behavior change in cancer patients and their partners. Results of this pilot will be used to design suitable questionnaires to investigate health behavior change in a larger cohort of patients and their partners. It will also direct future interventions to adequately target patients and, potentially, their partners to improve their lifestyle following a cancer diagnosis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Breast Cancer Testicular Cancer Other: Literature search and semi-structured interview

Detailed Description:
The investigators will perform semi-structured interviews with cancer patients and their partners in order to explore knowledge, attitudes, barriers and facilitators regarding health behavior change following cancer treatment.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 38 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Healthy Lifestyle and Health Behavior Change in Cancer Patients and Their Partners
Actual Study Start Date : November 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 1, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : July 1, 2017

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients with breast cancer and partners
We will invite 10 women with early stage breast cancer (BC) and their partners for a semi-structured interview.
Other: Literature search and semi-structured interview
We will do a literature search and perform semi-structured interviews with cancer patients and their partners in order to explore knowledge, attitudes, barriers and facilitators regarding health behavior change following cancer treatment.

Patients with testicular cancer and partners
We will invite 10 men with disseminated testicular cancer (TC) and their partners for a semi-structured interview.
Other: Literature search and semi-structured interview
We will do a literature search and perform semi-structured interviews with cancer patients and their partners in order to explore knowledge, attitudes, barriers and facilitators regarding health behavior change following cancer treatment.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Gain insight into barriers and facilitators for health behavior change [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Qualitative description of barriers and facilitators for health behavior change



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The investigators will invite 10 women with early stage breast cancer (BC) and 10 men with disseminated testicular cancer (TC) and their partners (20 couples in total).
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • between 18 and 65 years of age
  • have completed adjuvant or curative chemotherapy (in BC and TC patients, respectively) or started adjuvant hormonal therapy alone (in BC patients) between 6 and 24 months previously
  • have no signs or symptoms of recurrent disease
  • be in follow-up at the Department of Medical Oncology of the UMCG.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • signs or symptoms of recurrent disease
  • mental disability

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02602041


Locations
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Netherlands
University Medical Center Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands, 9713 GZ
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medical Center Groningen
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: J. Nuver, MD, PHD University Medical Center Groningen
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Responsible Party: J. Nuver, Principal investigator, University Medical Center Groningen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02602041    
Other Study ID Numbers: 201501074
First Posted: November 11, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 14, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Testicular Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Testicular Diseases
Gonadal Disorders