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Exercise During Chemotherapy for Patients With Hematological Malignancies

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00884364
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2009 by Charite University, Berlin, Germany.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 23, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The trial will evaluate the effects of aerobic exercise in patients undergoing chemotherapy for the treatment of a hematological neoplastic disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hematological Diseases Hematological Malignancies Other: Aerobic exercise Behavioral: Fatigue counseling Phase 3

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Official Title: Exercise During Chemotherapy for Patients With Hematological Malignancies
Study Start Date : May 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2011

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Control Behavioral: Fatigue counseling
The patients will receive a counseling regarding the causes of fatigue, how to cope with this symptom, and general recommendations about exercise. However, they will not participate at a structured exercise program.
Experimental: Exercise Other: Aerobic exercise
The patients will carry out an aerobic exercise program consisting of walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes at an intensity of 80% of the maximum heart rate. The training will be carried out three times a week.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fatigue [ Time Frame: At recruitment and after 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complications [ Time Frame: At recruitment and after 12 weeks ]
  2. Physical performance [ Time Frame: At recruitment and after 12 weeks ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hematological malignant disease
  • Current chemotherapy
  • Understanding of written German

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cardiorespiratory, metabolical, osteoarticular or immunological disorders which can be aggravated by exercise
  • Pathological stress-ECG at recruitment
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00884364

Contact: Fernando Dimeo, MD +493084452098 fernando.dimeo@charite.de

Section Sports Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 30 Recruiting
Berlin, Germany, 12200
Contact: Fernando Dimeo, MD         
Principal Investigator: Fernando Dimeo, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Principal Investigator: Fernando Dimeo, MD Charite University, Berlin, Germany
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Fernando Dimeo, Dept. of Sports Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00884364     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EA4/031/09
First Posted: April 20, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 23, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009

Keywords provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
Multiple myeloma
Hodgkin´s disease
Hematological neoplastic diseases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hematologic Diseases