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Massage Therapy Given by Caregiver in Treating Quality of Life of Young Patients Undergoing Treatment for Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01053494
First Posted: January 21, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 1, 2017
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
  Purpose
This clinical trial studies massage therapy given by caregiver in treating quality of life of young patients undergoing treatment for cancer. Massage therapy given by a caregiver may improve the quality of life of young patients undergoing treatment for cancer

Condition Intervention
Accelerated Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma Atypical Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, BCR-ABL1 Negative Blastic Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Burkitt Lymphoma Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Remission Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Remission Childhood Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Childhood Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma Childhood Grade III Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis Childhood Immunoblastic Large Cell Lymphoma Childhood Myelodysplastic Syndromes Childhood Nasal Type Extranodal NK/T-cell Lymphoma Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia Chronic Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Contiguous Stage II Mantle Cell Lymphoma Cutaneous B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Essential Thrombocythemia Extramedullary Plasmacytoma Intraocular Lymphoma Isolated Plasmacytoma of Bone Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia Mast Cell Leukemia Meningeal Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Noncontiguous Stage II Mantle Cell Lymphoma Polycythemia Vera Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder Primary Myelofibrosis Primary Systemic Amyloidosis Progressive Hairy Cell Leukemia, Initial Treatment Prolymphocytic Leukemia Recurrent Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Recurrent Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia Recurrent Childhood Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Recurrent Childhood Grade III Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis Recurrent Childhood Large Cell Lymphoma Recurrent Childhood Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Recurrent Childhood Small Noncleaved Cell Lymphoma Recurrent Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Recurrent Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome Recurrent/Refractory Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Refractory Hairy Cell Leukemia Refractory Multiple Myeloma Relapsing Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia Stage 0 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Stage I Childhood Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Stage I Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Stage I Childhood Large Cell Lymphoma Stage I Childhood Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Stage I Childhood Small Noncleaved Cell Lymphoma Stage I Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Stage I Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Stage I Multiple Myeloma Stage I Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome Stage II Childhood Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Stage II Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Stage II Childhood Large Cell Lymphoma Stage II Childhood Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Stage II Childhood Small Noncleaved Cell Lymphoma Stage II Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Stage II Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Stage II Multiple Myeloma Stage II Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome Stage III Childhood Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Stage III Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Stage III Childhood Large Cell Lymphoma Stage III Childhood Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Stage III Childhood Small Noncleaved Cell Lymphoma Stage III Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Stage III Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Stage III Multiple Myeloma Stage III Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome Stage IV Childhood Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Stage IV Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Stage IV Childhood Large Cell Lymphoma Stage IV Childhood Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Stage IV Childhood Small Noncleaved Cell Lymphoma Stage IV Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Stage IV Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Stage IV Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome T-cell Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia Unspecified Childhood Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific Procedure: massage therapy Other: questionnaire administration Procedure: quality-of-life assessment Other: intervention by caregiver Procedure: standard follow-up care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The TOUCH Project: Reducing Distress and Promoting Quality of Life Via Caregiver Massage of Children Undergoing Treatment for Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Wake Forest University Health Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility and acceptability of conducting a massage intervention with childhood cancer patients and their primary caregivers [ Time Frame: Up to 16 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Effectiveness of caregiver massage to reduce child and caregiver distress and promote child health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
  • Effectiveness of caregiver massage to reduce child and caregiver distress and promote child health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]
  • Effectiveness of caregiver massage to reduce child and caregiver distress and promote child health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: Week 16 ]

Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Arm I (WAITLIST CONTROL GROUP)
Patients and caregivers receive standard of care and are offered the massage intervention after 8 weeks.
Other: questionnaire administration
Ancillary studies
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
Ancillary studies
Other Name: quality of life assessment
Procedure: standard follow-up care
Undergo standard follow-up care
Experimental: Arm II (TOUCH)
Caregivers undergo a 60-minute training session on simple massage techniques, including the "Massage Toolkit," comprising Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy Massage, at week 0 and a booster 60-minute massage training session at week 4 with a licensed massage therapist. Caregivers are instructed to massage their children for at least 3 20-minute sessions per week for 8 weeks.
Procedure: massage therapy
Undergo massage therapy
Other Names:
  • massage
  • therapeutic massage
Other: questionnaire administration
Ancillary studies
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
Ancillary studies
Other Name: quality of life assessment
Other: intervention by caregiver
Undergo massage by caregiver
Experimental: Arm III (TOUCH+)
Caregivers undergo a 60-minute training session on simple massage techniques, including the "Massage Toolkit," comprising Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy Massage, at week 0 and a booster 60-minute massage training session at week 4 with a licensed massage therapist. Caregivers are instructed to massage their children for at least 3 20-minute sessions per week for 8 weeks. Caregivers also receive a 45-minute massage by the massage therapist.
Procedure: massage therapy
Undergo massage therapy
Other Names:
  • massage
  • therapeutic massage
Other: questionnaire administration
Ancillary studies
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
Ancillary studies
Other Name: quality of life assessment
Other: intervention by caregiver
Undergo massage by caregiver

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the feasibility and acceptability of conducting a massage intervention with childhood cancer patients and their primary caregivers.

II. To investigate feasibility of implementing a brief targeted massage training protocol with caregivers.

III. To identify barriers to recruitment, intervention adherence, and full study completion by consented families.

IV. To assess preliminary effectiveness of the massage intervention in reducing caregiver and child psychological distress (anxiety, depression, parenting stress) and promoting child health-related quality of life.

V. To compare outcome data between two intervention arms (TOUCH: child massage only; TOUCH+: Caregiver massage plus child massage) and between each arm and a wait list control condition.

VI. To utilize the pilot data in a development of contextually specific and targeted grant application for a fully powered randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of caregiver massage of children undergoing treatment for cancer.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To investigate reciprocal change in self-reported psychosocial functioning within the caregiver-child dyad from baseline to post-intervention.

II. To assess impact of massage intervention upon levels of a stress biomarker (cortisol) in caregivers and children and to assess associations of cortisol levels with self-reported psychosocial functioning.

OUTLINE: Patients and their caregivers are randomized to 1 of 3 treatment arms.

ARM I (WAITLIST CONTROL GROUP): Patients and caregivers receive standard of care and are offered the massage intervention after 8 weeks.

ARM II (TOUCH): Caregivers undergo a 60-minute training session on simple massage techniques, including the "Massage Toolkit," comprising Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy Massage, at week 0 and a booster 60-minute massage training session at week 4 with a licensed massage therapist. Caregivers are instructed to massage their children for at least 3 20-minute sessions per week for 8 weeks.

ARM III (TOUCH+): Caregivers undergo a 60-minute training session on simple massage techniques, including the "Massage Toolkit," comprising Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy Massage, at week 0 and a booster 60-minute massage training session at week 4 with a licensed massage therapist. Caregivers are instructed to massage their children for at least 3 20-minute sessions per week for 8 weeks. Caregivers also receive a 45-minute massage by the massage therapist.

Patients complete questionnaires at weeks 0, 8, and 16.

After completion of study treatment, patients and caregivers are followed for 8 weeks.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Signed protocol specific informed consent by the child's caregiver Assent by the child Caregiver is at least 18 years of age The child is currently treated for cancer (chemotherapy alone, radiation therapy alone, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery, or radiation therapy and surgery) at Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) Pediatric Oncology The child has at least 16 weeks remaining on their treatment regimen The caregiver and child understand written and spoken English The child has no medical or functional contraindications reported by his/her attending\physician

Exclusion Criteria:

Parents/caregivers who have previously provided consistent massage for their child will be excluded from the study Child is receiving radiation only

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01053494


Locations
United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Janet Tooze, PhD Wake Forest University Health Sciences
  More Information

Responsible Party: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01053494     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCCWFU 97709
NCI-2009-01456 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
First Submitted: January 20, 2010
First Posted: January 21, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 1, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycosis Fungoides
Lymphoma
Syndrome
Leukemia
Leukemia, Myeloid
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Preleukemia
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Hodgkin Disease
Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell
Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Burkitt Lymphoma
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Immunoblastic
Plasmablastic Lymphoma
Mycoses
Primary Myelofibrosis
Sezary Syndrome
Leukemia, Myelomonocytic, Acute
Leukemia, Myelomonocytic, Chronic
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous
Amyloidosis
Lymphoma, B-Cell