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Comparison of Two-treadmill Test Protocols to Evaluate Endurance in People With Cancer

This study has been completed.
McMaster University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oren Cheifetz, McMaster University Identifier:
First received: April 26, 2010
Last updated: September 29, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
During this study the investigators will compare the use of two treadmill tests in people diagnosed with cancer. The STEEP treadmill protocol is often used to evaluate the endurance of people diagnosed with cancer, however, since it is based on step increases in speed or ramp, it may not related to normal function. The new test, which is based on the body response to increased activity has not been used with people with cancer but may provide a better approximation of endurance demands during daily function. Our question is whether the new treadmill test can be used to evaluate aerobic function with people with cancer better than the STEEP treadmill test.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison of Two-treadmill Test Protocols to Evaluate Endurance in People With Cancer.

Further study details as provided by Oren Cheifetz, McMaster University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • STEEP treadmill test [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
    Treadmill test for endurance. Lasts approx 15 min with 45 min recovery

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: May 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Treadmill test


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult well cancer survivors

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants are required to be adults (age 16 or over),
  • Diagnosed with cancer, at any stage of treatment (during or after treatment),
  • Able to follow instructions in English, and provide informed consent.
  • Participants need to be considered "well" to participate. A "well participant" has been defined as a cancer survivor who is living at home, able to ambulate independently without a gait aid (single point cane is acceptable), has no acute medical conditions, and passes pre-exercise safety screening.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cancer survivors with metastatic disease.
  • Cancer survivors who are defined as unwell.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01111032

Canada, Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences, Henderson Campus
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8V 1C3
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
McMaster University
Principal Investigator: Oren Cheifetz, M.Sc. PT Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
  More Information

Responsible Party: Oren Cheifetz, Clinical Specialist - Physiotherapy, McMaster University Identifier: NCT01111032     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Treadmill Comparison
Study First Received: April 26, 2010
Last Updated: September 29, 2013

Keywords provided by Oren Cheifetz, McMaster University:
Reliability processed this record on September 21, 2017