Health Counseling and Exercise in Patients With Acute Leukemia - Pilot Study (PACE-AL)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01557686
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : March 19, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2012
Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje
Novo Nordisk A/S
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mary Jarden, Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje
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.
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
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
Medical reason that contraindicates physical activity
Patients diagnosed with a symptomatic cardiac disease within the last three months.