Exercise Program Among Lung Cancer Dyads (PEP-LC)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03649737|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 28, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Lung Cancer Depression Physical Activity Quality of Life Pain Lung Cancer Symptoms||Behavioral: Exercise Other: Questionnaire Administration Other: Survey Administration||Not Applicable|
I. Determine the feasibility and acceptability of a progressive exercise program initiated after lung cancer diagnosis among patient partner dyads.
I. Examine the preliminary effects of partnered exercise on physical function, depression, adherence to lung cancer treatments, QOL and social support .
All participants complete questionnaires about their health status, physical activity habits and relationship with their spouse/partner and undergo physical tests at baseline, and then 6 weeks and 12 weeks after the start of the exercise program.
EXERCISE PROGRAM: Participants complete a 12-week exercise program with their dyad-partners. The exercise program consists of 3 weekly sessions (approximately 1-hour sessions) consisting of either a supervised group exercise class or home-based, unsupervised exercise session via an instructional DVD. Participants with lung cancer will also receive a physical activity monitor to track changes in activity throughout the intervention.
Participants will complete a baseline, week 6 and week 12 assessment consisting of physical tests and questionnaires
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||66 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Pilot Study of a Progressive Exercise Program Among Lung Cancer Patient-Partner Dyads|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 16, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 1, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 1, 2019|
Survey and Questionnaire administration: All participants complete questionnaires about their health status, physical activity habits and relationship with their exercise partner.
Exercise Intervention. All participants undergo three physical tests at baseline, week 6, and week 12. Participants may participate in the exercise program during or after completion of their lung cancer treatment.
PEP LC Program: For 6 weeks, participants complete 3 1-hour exercise sessions per week: two in-person and one using a DVD of a partnered exercise program. For the following 6 weeks, participants will continue participating in 3 sessions a week, but two will use the DvD and one will be in-person.
Other: Questionnaire Administration
Other: Survey Administration
- Study Feasibility: Proportion enrolled [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Will be measured as the number of couples who enroll out of those approached. Will evaluate using descriptive statistics.
- Study Acceptability: Average attendance [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Will be measured by the average attendance at sessions over the course of the intervention. This will be calculated as the total number of classes attended divided by the total possible they could have attended over the course of the study. Attendance will be categorized by sessions couples attended together and those where only one partner attends. Will evaluate using descriptive statistics.
- Incidence of Depression [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Will be measured using the Patient Health Questionnaire - 8 (PHQ-8). Total sum scores range from 0-24 with 0 indicating no symptoms to higher scores (>=10) indicating major depressive symptoms.
- Change in physical function over time: 6-minute walk [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]We will monitor the change in physical function over time of the participants with lung cancer in our study. Physical functioning will be measured at week 1, week 6, and week 12 of the exercise program. For this test, the participants ability to walk for 6 minutes, and the distance (meters) walked within that 6 minutes will be recorded and compared at each time point.
- Change in physical function over time: Hand grip test [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]We will monitor the change in physical function over time of the participants with lung cancer in our study. Physical functioning will be measured at week 1, week 6, and week 12 of the exercise program. For the hand grip test, participants will grip a dynamometer that measures force in kg. The force of the grip will be measured and compared at each time point.
- Change in physical function over time: Short Physical Performance Battery [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]We will monitor the change in physical function over time of the participants with lung cancer in our study. Physical functioning will be measured at week 1, week 6, and week 12 of the exercise program. The Short Physical Performance Battery test includes height/weight measurements, standing balance tests (semi-tandem, side-by-side, full tandem), walking speed (at 4 meters), and chair stands. Participants are assigned scores based on their ability to complete each exercise. For the Balance test, 0=incomplete, 1=complete. For the time it takes to walk 4 meters, point values of 1 to 4 are assigned. (1=8.7 sec, 2=6.21 to 8.70 sec, 3=4.82 to 6.20 sec, 4=less than 4.82 sec). For the chair stands, 1=between 16.7 sec and 60 sec, 2=13.7 sec to 16.69 sec, 3=11.2 sec to 13.69 sec, 4=11.19 sec or less. Each of these scores are then summed. The sum scores will be compared at each time point to measure change in physical function over time.
- Quality of Life for participants with lung cancer assessed by FACT-L [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Quality of life for participants with lung cancer will be measured using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Lung (FACT-L). The 36-item questionnaire uses a 5-point scale ranging from 0 (Not at all) to 4 (Very Much). We will measure the sum of all responses as well as look at sub-scales: physical, social/family, emotional, functional, and additional concerns.
- Quality of Life for exercise partners assessed by CQOLC [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Quality of life for exercise partners will be measured using the Caregiver Quality of Life Index - Cancer (CQOLC), a 35-item questionnaire about caring for loved ones with lung cancer. It uses a 5-point scale ranging from 0 (Not at all) to 4 (Very much)
- Fatigue assessed by PROMIS Short-Form [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]PROMIS® (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) Short-Form - Fatigue questionnaires measure the fatigue experienced in the past 7 days and its level of interference with daily activities. All participants will answer the 7-item questionnaire using a 5-point scale ranging from 0 (Never) to 4 (Always).
- Pain assessed by PROMIS Short-Form [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]PROMIS® (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) Short-From - Pain questionnaires measure both pain intensity, quality, and impact on daily function experienced in the past 7 days. All participants will answer the 16 questions using a 5-point Likert scale. Scores range from 0, "no pain" to 4, "very severe"; and 0, "not at all" to 4, "very much."
- Sleep assessed by PROMIS Short-Form [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]PROMIS® (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) Short-Form - Sleep questionnaire measures the sleep quality using an 8-item questionnaire on a 5-point scale, with responses ranging from 0 (Very Poor/Not at all) to 4 (Very Good/Not at all).
- Relationship Distress assessed by DAS-SF [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Measured using the DAS-SF (Dyadic Adjustment Scale - Short Form) a 7-item scale asking about relationship satisfaction and scored using a 5-point scale ranging from 1 (Low) to 5 (High)
- Social Support assessed by PSSS [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (PSSS) is a 12-item questionnaire that uses a 7 point Likert scale that measures the support one receives from friends, family, and significant others.
- Level of exercise outside the exercise intervention assessed by GLTEQ [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]The Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire (GLTEQ) is a self-report questionnaire asking the patient-participant how often they engaged in mild effort, moderate exercise, strenuous exercise, and resistance (weight bearing exercise). This will be measured in three different ways: 1) total activity = vigorous + moderate + mild + resistance, 2) physical activity guidelines = moderate + (vigorous x 2), 3) moderate + vigorous.
- Incidence of Malnutrition [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Measured using a Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST). Patients with lung cancer with a score of 2 or more are considered at risk for malnutrition.
- Subjective evaluation of PEP-LC participant experience from phone interviews [ Time Frame: 1-2 months follow completion of program (up to 4 months) ]Dyads participating in the exercise intervention will complete a follow up phone interview regarding their experience in the program. They will be ask to describe their overall experience as well as indicate if they have any suggestions on making the program better
- Incidence of Relationship Strain [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Partner participants will complete the Modified Caregiver Strain Index (MCSI), an 18-item questionnaire about strain caused by caretaking for a person with cancer. Uses a 5-point scale ranging from 0 (Never) to 4 (A great deal)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03649737
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|United States, Oregon|
|Oregon Health and Science University||Recruiting|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239|
|Contact: Phil Tostado, MA email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Donald R Sullivan, MD|
|VA Portland Health Care System||Recruiting|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239|
|Contact: Phil Tostado, MA|
|Principal Investigator: Donald R Sullivan, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Donald F Sullivan||OHSU Knight Cancer Institute|