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Exploration the Effect of Walking Program in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 4, 2012
Last updated: October 13, 2014
Last verified: October 2014

The aims of this four-year study are to

  1. explore the relationships between fatigue and muscle strength (i.e., upper limbs and lower legs)
  2. comparison with the effects of 8-week, 12-week moderate intensity of walking program on muscle strength and fatigue.
  3. develop a clinical guidelines of home-based walking program for patients with colorectal cancer receiving active treatment and survivors in Taiwan.
  4. explore the relationships among the self-report fatigue intensity and metabolism.

Condition Intervention
Colorectal Cancer
Behavioral: muscular strength

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Exploration the Effect of Individualized Home-based Walking Program on Muscle Strength and Fatigue in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Both During and After Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Exploration the Effect of Walking Program in Patients With Colorectal Cancer. [ Time Frame: five-year study ]
    change of walking program on muscle strength and fatigue

Enrollment: 237
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: February 2013
Primary Completion Date: February 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: walking group Behavioral: muscular strength
12-week moderate intensity walking program
No Intervention: usual care


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with colorectal cancer in receiving active treatment or completed treatment within 5years.
  • Patients in Different Stages.
  • Aged above 18.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • KPS<60
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01595256

National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan
Principal Investigator: Shiow-Ching Shun, PhD National Taiwan University
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT01595256     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201109041RB
Study First Received: April 4, 2012
Last Updated: October 13, 2014

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
colorectal cancer,fatigue,6-minute walking test

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017