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Health Counseling and Exercise in Patients With Acute Leukemia - Pilot Study (PACE-AL)

This study has been completed.
Novo Nordisk A/S
Lundbeck Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mary Jarden, Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje Identifier:
First received: March 15, 2012
Last updated: March 16, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
The purpose of this pilot study is to test an exercise-based multidimensional intervention for patients with acute leukaemia undergoing consolidation chemotherapy in the context of outpatient management. Further, to test for safety, feasibility and preliminary effect on physical and functional capacity, and health related quality of life.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Leukemia
Behavioral: Health counseling and exercise
Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Patient Activation Through Counseling and Exercise - Acute Leukemia - Pilot Trial

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Further study details as provided by Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility - adherence rates [ Time Frame: Adherence to the intervention components from baseline to 6 weeks ]
    Percentage of intervention participation

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: baseline to 6 weeks ]
    Number and type of adverse events

  • 6MWD [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in 6MWD at 6 weeks ]
    Change in distance in meter

  • Attrition [ Time Frame: Withdrawal from the project from baseline to 6 weeks ]
    Number of patients that withdrew from the project

  • Timed chair stand [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in timed chair stand at 6 weeks ]
    Change in the number of repetitions

  • Timed bicep curl [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in timed bicep curl at 6 weeks ]
    Change in number of repetitions

  • FACT-Anemia [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in FACT-An at 6 weeks ]
    Change in scores for quality of life/function

  • HADS [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in HADS at 6 weeks ]
    Change in scores for emotional wellbeing

  • SF36 [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in SF36 at 6 weeks ]
    Change in scores for general health

  • MDSAI [ Time Frame: Change from baseline over time (1,2,3,4,5,6 weeks) ]
    Change in scores for symptom burden

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: February 2011
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Health counseling and exercise
    The intervention is initiated during chemotherapy treatment (consolidation) in the outpatient clinic and continues for 6 weeks. The intervention is a three hour/wk supervised in-hospital programme of aerobic (stationary cycle) and functional muscle training, progressive relaxation training, nutrition supplement (protein and carbohydrate) immediately after training and two health-promoting counseling sessions - Further, patients are fitted with a step counter pedometer.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that are able to speak Danish > 18 years and newly diagnosed with acute leukæmia (MDS, AML, CMML, APL or ALL)
  • Normal EKG, blood pressure and pulse
  • Signed informed written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medical reason that contraindicates physical activity
  • Patients diagnosed with a symptomatic cardiac disease within the last three months.
  • Documented bone metastasis
  • Dementia, psychotic
  • Cannot write or read Danish
  • Patients unable to carry out baseline tests
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01557686

Copenhagen University Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark
Herlev Hospital
Herlev, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje
Novo Nordisk A/S
Lundbeck Foundation
Principal Investigator: Mary Jarden, Ph.D. Copenhagen University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mary Jarden, Research Fellow, Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje Identifier: NCT01557686     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-4-2010-046 Pilot
Study First Received: March 15, 2012
Last Updated: March 16, 2012

Keywords provided by Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje:
Cancer Related fatigue
Quality of Life
Psychosocial Intervention
Physical Fitness
Physical Activity
Exercise Therapy
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Acute Leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 28, 2017