Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program in Improving Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01113554
First received: April 28, 2010
Last updated: January 28, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
  Purpose

RATIONALE: A breast cancer rehabilitation program and exercise therapy may help improve the quality of life of breast cancer survivors.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial studies a breast cancer rehabilitation program in improving quality of life in breast cancer survivors.


Condition Intervention
Stage I Breast Cancer
Stage II Breast Cancer
Stage IIIA Breast Cancer
Stage IIIB Breast Cancer
Stage IIIC Breast Cancer
Stage IV Breast Cancer
Other: questionnaire administration
Behavioral: exercise intervention
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
Other: survey administration
Procedure: management of therapy complications
Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Feasibility of a Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program in Survivors of Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ability to recruit breast cancer survivors into a six-month breast cancer rehabilitation program [ Time Frame: Approximately 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • BMI [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Muscular strength [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Range of motion [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of screened women who are eligible for the study and the proportion of eligible women who agree to participate [ Time Frame: Approximately 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of women who complete the study and the average number of weeks of participation [ Time Frame: Approximately 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: June 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2014
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm I
Patients attend exercise therapy sessions over 1 hour 3 times a week for 6 months. Exercise therapy sessions are comprised of a 10 minute warm-up of light stretching and aerobic type exercise (walking, cycling), 30 minutes of endurance type exercise (cycle, walking), and 20 minutes of resistance training exercise.
Other: questionnaire administration Behavioral: exercise intervention Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
Other Name: quality of life assessment
Other: survey administration Procedure: management of therapy complications
Other Name: complications of therapy, management of
Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care
Other Names:
  • psychosocial assessment
  • psychosocial assessment/care
  • psychosocial care
  • psychosocial care/assessment
  • psychosocial studies
  • psychosocial support

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To estimate accrual, retention, adherence, and participation of breast cancer survivors to a breast cancer rehabilitation program.

II. To estimate the variability of weight, six-minute walk, quality of life and other psychosocial and physical measures in women participating in the BCRP.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To assess changes in the anthropometric, psychosocial, and physical outcomes over the six-month period of the BCRP.

II. To document the types and the rates of adverse events associated with the BCRP.

OUTLINE:

Patients attend exercise therapy sessions over 1 hour 3 times a week for 6 months. Exercise therapy sessions are comprised of a 10 minute warm-up of light stretching and aerobic type exercise (walking, cycling), 30 minutes of endurance type exercise (cycle, walking), and 20 minutes of resistance training exercise.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion

  • First occurrence of breast cancer
  • BMI >= 25
  • Recently completed treatment(chemotherapy/radiation) for breast cancer (=< 8 weeks), but can be receiving adjuvant hormonal therapy
  • Willing to comply with study visits, as outlined in the protocol
  • Lives within 30 miles of study site, or willing to travel to study site if outside a 30-mile radius
  • Ability to participate in a moderate exercise program, such as freedom from any orthopedic abnormalities that would prevent participation
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion

  • Unstable angina
  • Cardiac conduction disturbances
  • Plans to move from the study area
  • Dementia that is medically documented or suspected
  • Advanced arterial disease causing ischemia of any limb
  • Physical immobility
  • Homebound for medical reasons
  • Dependent on wheelchair for mobility
  • Chronic disease which significantly reduces 4-year survival
  • Recurrent breast cancer
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01113554

Locations
United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Sponsors and Collaborators
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mara Vitolins Wake Forest School of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01113554     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCCWFU 99309, NCI-2010-00975
Study First Received: April 28, 2010
Last Updated: January 28, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 16, 2014