Longitudinal Investigation of Cancer-related Fatigue (LIFT)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03211273|
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (no funding)
First Posted : July 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2019
|Condition or disease|
The LIFT study aims to comprehensively investigate characteristics, determinants, and long-term course of fatigue. In addition, information shall be gained on the current state of fatigue treatment and care in Germany and on the needs of affected patients.
Data will be collected by mailed or online questionnaires at 6, 9, and 12 months as well as 2, 3, 4 and 5 years post-diagnosis from 2000 cancer patients. Besides questionnaires on socio-demographic, clinical and patient reported outcomes, saliva samples will be collected in order to gain new insights into biological mechanisms. Moreover, detailed data on screening, diagnosis and counseling as well as therapies offered and administered to reduce fatigue will be surveyed, as well as the patients' state of knowledge, perception and prevailing needs regarding fatigue. Tumor and cancer therapy data will be extracted from the Epidemiological Cancer Registry.
The results of the LIFT study aim to contribute to an improved, evidence-based and individualized treatment to avoid and ease cancer-related fatigue and will further promote patient-oriented offers and treatments.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Official Title:||A Prospective, Observational Study to Investigate Longterm Courses, Patterns, Determinants and State of Treatment of Cancer-related Fatigue in Germany (LIFT)|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||March 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2025|
Newly diagnosed breast, ovarian or colon cancer patients recruited 6 months post-diagnosis and followed up to 5 years post-diagnosis. No intervention.
- Fatigue severity [ Time Frame: from diagnosis to 1 year post-diagnosis ]assessed by EORTC QLQ-FA12 (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Fatigue Questionnaire)
- Impact of fatigue [ Time Frame: from diagnosis to 1 year post-diagnosis ]assessed by the Brief Fatigue Inventory (BFI)
- State of fatigue management [ Time Frame: from diagnosis to 1 year post-diagnosis ]Questionnaire assessing the adherence to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines regarding management of cancer-related fatigue
- Quality of life functions and symptoms [ Time Frame: 6, 9, 12 months and 2, 3, 4, and 5 years post-diagnosis ]assessed by EORTC QLQ-C30
- Sleep problems [ Time Frame: 6, 9, 12 months and 2, 3, 4, and 5 years post-diagnosis ]assessed by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)
- Depression [ Time Frame: 6, 9, 12 months and 2, 3, 4, and 5 years post-diagnosis ]assessed by Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
- Body mass index [ Time Frame: 6, 9, 12 months and 2, 3, 4, and 5 years post-diagnosis ]calculated from weight and height
- Total physical activity [ Time Frame: 6, 9, 12 months and 2, 3, 4, and 5 years post-diagnosis ]assessed by a questionnaire regarding walking, cycling, and exercise behavior
- Diurnal cortisol rhythm [ Time Frame: 1 year post-diagnosis ]assessed in saliva
- Return to work [ Time Frame: 6, 12 months and 2, 3, 4, and 5 years post-diagnosis ]assessed by a questions regarding occupational issues
- Hot flashes [ Time Frame: 6, 9, 12 months and 2, 3, 4, and 5 years post-diagnosis ]assessed only for women
- Anxiety [ Time Frame: 6, 9, 12 months and 2, 3, 4, and 5 years post-diagnosis ]assessed by the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire (GAD-7)
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA