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RCT to Investigate Whether an Exercise Programme Improves the Physical Performance and QOL After BMT

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
The Alfred
The Leukaemia Foundation of Victoria
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bayside Health Identifier:
First received: September 11, 2005
Last updated: January 6, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
The hypothesis is that exercise will improve the physical performance and quality of life of bone marrow/ haemopoietic stem cell transplants.The aim of the trial is to provide definite clinical evidence as to which( if any) type of exercise is most beneficial for this patient population. It is also aimed at improving the provision of physiotherapy services to this group of patients.

Condition Intervention
Hematological Malignancies Procedure: aereobic plus resisted exercise Procedure: aerobic plus active exercise Other: No formal exercise plus phone calls

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomised Controlled Trial to Investigate the Effects of an Exercise Programme on Physical Performance and Quality of Life After a Bone Marrow Transplant

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Further study details as provided by Bayside Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physical performance. [ Time Frame: At 6 weeks ]
  • Quality of Life. [ Time Frame: At 6 weeks ]
  • Anthropometry and Grip strength [ Time Frame: At 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Heart Rate. [ Time Frame: At 6 weeks ]
  • No adverse events during treatment. [ Time Frame: At 6 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: November 2003
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Aerobic exercise plus resistance
Aerobic exercise plus resistance exercise for 6 weeks
Procedure: aereobic plus resisted exercise
Active Comparator: Aerobic exercise
Aerobic exercise for 6 weeks
Procedure: aerobic plus active exercise
No formal exercise and weekly phone calls
Other: No formal exercise plus phone calls

Detailed Description:

A three group, single blinded, randomised trial was designed to compare the effects of

  1. aerobic plus active exercise and
  2. aerobic plus resistance exercise to
  3. control group of bone marrow/haemopoietic recipients not recieving exercise.

The hypotheses being tested is that

  1. Exercise improves the physical performance of transplants recipients.
  2. Exercise improves the quality of life of these patients;
  3. resisted exercise added to aerobic exercise increases muscle strength or lean muscle mass and
  4. There are no adverse events during either form of exercise

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Recipient bone marrow transplant Alfred Hospital, Platelets >= 20 x 10E9 / l Provide written consent, 30 days after a bone marrow transplant have an absolute neutrophil count of 1x10E9/l be in a stable medical condition

Exclusion Criteria:

febrile neutropenia Have active graft versus host disease Have cardiomyopathy (ejection fraction < 20%) require > 28% oxygen

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00163644

Australia, Victoria
Alfred hospital Physiotherapy dept,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayside Health
The Alfred
The Leukaemia Foundation of Victoria
Principal Investigator: Catherine M Walsh, dip. physio Bayside Health
  More Information

Responsible Party: Bayside Health Identifier: NCT00163644     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 144/02
Study First Received: September 11, 2005
Last Updated: January 6, 2016

Keywords provided by Bayside Health:
Hematological malignancies.
Bone- marrow/ haemopoetic transplant

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms processed this record on September 21, 2017