Health Interventions in Men Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy (HIM-UP)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2013 by Johns Hopkins University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arthur L. Burnett, M.D., Johns Hopkins University Identifier:
First received: December 10, 2012
Last updated: September 20, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
The goal of the study is to assess the impact of a health intervention, involving both diet and exercise modification, on outcomes following radical prostatectomy for the treatment of clinically localized prostate cancer. The specific urological outcomes expected to be improved are accelerated and/or improved recovery of erectile function, as well as urinary continence, both very commonly affected by this surgery. Furthermore, as demonstrated by changes in responses to various questionnaires, an improvement in overall health-related quality of life is expected. Finally, an improvement in patients participating in the intervention groups in physical parameters, including body mass index, blood pressure, and metabolic parameters, including serum glucose and cholesterol levels, is expected.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Erectile Dysfunction Following Radical Prostatectomy
Urinary Incontinence
Quality of Life
Behavioral: Intensive Fitness Intervention
Behavioral: TRIMM
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Health Interventions in Men Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy- A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Expanded Prostate Cancer Index (EPIC)-26 [ Time Frame: up to 18 months ]
    This is a validated measure of quality of life after prostate cancer treatment.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • RAND-12 Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3,6,12,18 months post-operatively ]
    this is an overall measure of quality of life

  • body weight change [ Time Frame: 3,6,12,18 months post-operatively ]
  • body mass index (BMI) change [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 12, 18 months post-operatively ]
  • blood pressure (BP) change [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 12, 18 months post-operatively ]
  • International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 12, 18 months post-operatively ]
    This is a validated measure of erectile function

  • Quality of Erection Questionnaire (QEQ) [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 12, 18 months post-operatively ]
    This is a validated measure of erectile rigidity

Estimated Enrollment: 125
Study Start Date: December 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: local patients
This arm is for local patients randomized to standard recommendations for fitness/health interventions prior to surgery (local control group)
Experimental: local patients-TRIMM
These local patients will be randomized to health interventions via receipt of text message reminders/prompts.
Behavioral: TRIMM
text message intervention.
Experimental: local patients-Intensive
This arm is for local patients who will be randomized to undergoing intensive fitness interventions according to the Look AHEAD model.
Behavioral: Intensive Fitness Intervention
This intervention will involve adhering to health interventions such as behavior and diet modification, and exercise. Patients will follow-up weekly with a health counselor to verify progress.
Other Name: Look AHEAD model
No Intervention: distant patients
This arm is for distant patients who will be randomized to standard fitness/health interventions (control group).
Experimental: Distant patients-TRIMM
This arm is for distant patients who will be randomized to receive text messages a their fitness intervention.
Behavioral: TRIMM
text message intervention.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • men 40-65 years of age
  • localized prostate cancer (clinical stage < T2b, Gleason grade < 7, PSA (prostate specific antigen) < 10)
  • scheduled to undergo curative nerve-sparing prostatectomy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • in a stable relationship for < 6 months
  • moderately to severely impaired preoperative erectile function (IIEF-erectile function domain score < 16)
  • answering less than 2-3 times or > to question #6 on the IIEF
  • severe lower urinary tract symptoms (International Prostate Symptom Score) [IPSS] >20
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01748110

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Arthur L Burnett, MD, MBA Johns Hopkins University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Arthur L. Burnett, M.D., Patrick C. Walsh Professor of Urology, Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT01748110     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00070555 
Study First Received: December 10, 2012
Last Updated: September 20, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Incontinence
Erectile Dysfunction
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Behavioral Symptoms
Elimination Disorders
Mental Disorders
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
Genital Diseases, Male
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological processed this record on January 19, 2017