Safety, Feasibility and Effect of an Individualized Physical Activity Intervention for Gastric Cancer Patient Undergoing Minimally Invasive Gastrectomy: a Pilot Study

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 18, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 28, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yonsei University

Brief Summary:

Gastric cancer is a major health issue and one of the most common malignance in Korea. With the popularization of cancer screenings and increasing the average lifespan, the number of gastric cancer patients is increased. In the past, most of the research were concerned with survival and recovery after cancer surgery. However, as the medical technology had been developed and recovery rate and survival rate of cancer patients had risen, the patients wanted to return to a daily life and desire for participation for leisure. In other words, the patients who underwent surgery wants to maintain a high quality of life(QOL) level as like prior to cancer surgery.

There are many reports on the effect of the exercise program after cancer surgery. In addition, exercise program was associated with improving the QOL and functional recovery, decreasing a mood of depression, maintaining a muscle mass and improving the survival rate.

However, the subject patients of previous studies were Western people. Therefore, The results were not disclosed whether the exercise program suited to the body characteristics of Korean people. Furthermore there was no exercise program studies for the gastric cancer patients.

Medical service for cancer patients care should include not only diagnosis, treatment as like surgery but efforts on enhancing the quality of life. In other words, post-management education and management program as like exercise program are necessary for the cancer patients after surgery. So, the research about how to practice the exercise program and how to evaluate the effect on the recovery is needed.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gastric Cancer Patient Behavioral: physical activity intervention Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Actual Study Start Date : August 8, 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 5, 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : November 5, 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Exercise Group Behavioral: physical activity intervention
Exercise program is scheduled to be conducted in three phases. Phase I is in-hospital exercise program. This program will be conducted in hospital during 1 week after surgery. Phase II is home-exercise program that will be performed at home during 1 week after discharge. Phase III is main-exercise program that will be conducted the fitness center nearby hospital during 8 weeks after phase II program. Main-exercise program is focused on the functional recovery.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. changes of result of blood sample test, cardio pulmonary function test and vital signs reflecting of inflammation level and nutrition condition in patients with minimally invasive gastrectomy [ Time Frame: 2 weeks and 10 weeks after gastrectomy ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Early gastric cancer patients
  2. Undergoing minimally invasive surgery
  3. AGE: 20-70
  4. ECOG: 0-1
  5. A patient who did not exercise regularly for the last 6 months
  6. A patient who signed the informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnancy or plans to become pregnant
  2. Cognitive disabilities
  3. Other primary cancer history
  4. History of major abdominal surgery except current surgery
  5. Cardiopulmonary medical comorbidity
  6. Living > 60 km from the hospital

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Korea, Republic of
Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 120-752
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yonsei University

Responsible Party: Yonsei University Identifier: NCT01751880     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4-2012-0221
First Posted: December 18, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017

Keywords provided by Yonsei University:
Gastric cancer, minimally invasive gastrectomy, Physical activity intervention

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