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Rapid Easy Strength Training (REST) to Improve Function in Late Stage Cancer (REST)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Andrea Cheville, Mayo Clinic Identifier:
First received: April 12, 2011
Last updated: April 20, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a gentle physical conditioning program comprised of isotonic resistive strengthening and pedometer-directed walking can improve the physical functioning and fatigue of patients with late stage lung or colon cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cancer Behavioral: REST Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial of Rapid and Easy Strength Training to Preserve Function in Late Stage Cancer

Further study details as provided by Andrea Cheville, Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ambulatory Post Acute Care Basic Mobility Short Form [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Patient reported outcome with 18 items assessed functionality in basic mobility. Response option for all items is a 4 level Likert scale

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ambulatory Post Acute Care Short Form Daily Activities [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Patient reported outcome with 15 items assessing functionality with respect to the performance of activities of daily living.

  • Linear Analoge Self Assessment of Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    7 item patient reported outcome assessing over-all quality of life and quality of life domains, e.g. mental, social, etc.

  • FACIT-F [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Patient reported outcome assessing overall quality of life among patients with cancer and fatigue

Enrollment: 68
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: REST
Participants instructed in individualized Rapid Easy Strength Training and pedometer-based walking programs
Behavioral: REST
Instruction in an individualized rapid easy strength training (isotonic with therabands) and pedometer-based walking programs.
No Intervention: Wait list control
Participants instructed in REST after completing week 8 outcome measures

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Stage III or IV NSCLC or extensive stage SCLC, or Stage IV colon cancer
  • fluency in the English language
  • Intact cognitive status (Folstein mini-mental score > 25).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pain numeric rating scale (NRS) scores > 7/10,
  • Fatigue NRS score > 8/10,
  • paralysis of > 2 limbs (< antigravity strength in all major muscle groups),
  • Severe cerebellar ataxia,
  • Chronic (> 1 year) non-cancer pain either >5/10 or causing the patient to apply for or receive disability payments.
  • Severe medical or psychiatric co-morbidities such as major depression or unstable angina
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01334983

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Andrea Cheville, PI, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT01334983     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-007108
Study First Received: April 12, 2011
Last Updated: April 20, 2015

Keywords provided by Andrea Cheville, Mayo Clinic:
late stage
quality of life
functional decline in cancer processed this record on September 21, 2017