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Nutrition and Physical Exercise Study

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: February 29, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a combined treatment of nutritional therapy and physical exercise in palliative cancer out-patients. The investigators hypothesize that this combined intervention consisting of an increased energy- and protein intake and physical exercise level improves quality of life (QoL), functional and clinical status.

Condition Intervention
Gastrointestinal Cancer Lung Cancer Behavioral: Nutrition & physical exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Influence of a Combined Intervention by Nutritional Support and Physical Exercise on Quality of Life in Cancer Out-patients Treated in Palliative Intention.

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Further study details as provided by Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Enrollment: 58
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: March 2015
Primary Completion Date: March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Nutrition & physical exercise Behavioral: Nutrition & physical exercise
Patients will be randomly assigned to intensive individual nutritional counselling including oral nutritional supplements and a specifically designed exercise program combining strength and balance training.
No Intervention: Control


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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:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic lung cancer or gastrointestinal cancer
  • WHO performance status 0, 1 or 2
  • Able to walk at least 100 meters independently without crutches or walking frame assessed by the treating physician on the basis of the patient's history and physical condition
  • Receiving palliative treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Enteral and/or parenteral nutrition within 1 month previous to study participation
  • History of ileus within one month
  • Known brain metastases or symptomatic bone metastases
  • Psychiatric disorder precluding understanding of information on trial related topics and giving informed consent.
  • Any serious underlying medical condition which could impair the ability of the patient to participate in the trial
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01540968

Kantonsspital Winterthur
Winterthur, Switzerland, 8401
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW
Study Chair: Peter E. Ballmer, Prof. Dr. Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01540968     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KEK-ZH-Nr. 2011-0447
KFS-2833-08-2011 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Krebsforschung Schweiz / Krebsliga Schweiz )
First Submitted: February 23, 2012
First Posted: February 29, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases