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Peers Promoting Exercise Adoption and Maintenance Among Cancer Survivors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02694640
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 29, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bernardine Pinto, University of South Carolina

Brief Summary:
Exercise adoption enhances well-being and recovery from breast cancer. Researchers trained American Cancer Society volunteers to provide exercise counseling to breast cancer survivors and the survivors increased their exercise in the short-term. This RCT examines the effects of three maintenance conditions on survivors' exercise participation at longer follow-ups. The cost-effectiveness of the three groups will be examined to guide implementation of this peer mentoring approach in community-based organizations.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Behavioral: Reach Plus Behavioral: Reach Plus Phone Behavioral: Reach Plus Message Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The current study, a randomized controlled trial (RCT), represents the next step of the efforts to to extend the research on physical activity to the community setting; community volunteers will deliver the intervention, thereby making physical activity interventions much more accessible to survivors. In partnership with the National American Cancer Society office (Atlanta, GA) and Reach To Recovery (RTR) programs in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, researchers at the University of South Carolina's College of Nursing will share skills, experience and resources to examine the effects of RTR coaches offering a theoretically-based 3-month exercise program among 150 breast cancer survivors to increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) followed by self-monitoring (i.e. exercise logs) and feedback reports in Months 4-9 (Reach Plus), monthly phone calls from RTR coaches, self monitoring and feedback reports in Months 4-9 (Reach Plus Message) or weekly email/text messages, self-monitoring and feedback reports in Months 4-9 (Reach Plus Message). In this three group study, researchers will assess survivors' exercise, fatigue, mood, quality of life, and self-reported physical functioning at baseline, 3, 9 and 12 months. The costs of the methods vary and data on costs will be collected to guide the selection of maintenance strategies for dissemination. If the results are promising, researchers will proceed with a dissemination trial wherein the large network of RTR volunteers can expand the scope of their services to benefit breast cancer survivors.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Peers Promoting Exercise Adoption and Maintenance Among Cancer Survivors
Actual Study Start Date : January 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Reach Plus
In Months 1-3, participants in this group will receive the previously tested telephone counseling for exercise. RTR volunteers or "coaches" will be asked to contact participants by telephone weekly over 3 months (12 calls). In months 4-9, participants will no longer receive calls from RTR coaches and will be encouraged to use the heart rate monitors and pedometers during exercise. Participants will continue to complete their exercise logs and receive feedback reports from study staff.
Behavioral: Reach Plus
In Months 1-3, participants in this group will receive the previously tested telephone counseling for exercise. RTR volunteers or "coaches" will be asked to contact participants by telephone weekly over 3 months (12 calls). In months 4-9, participants will no longer receive calls from RTR coaches and will be encouraged to use the heart rate monitors and pedometers during exercise. Participants will continue to complete their exercise logs and receive feedback reports from study staff.

Experimental: Reach Plus Phone
In Months 1-3, participants in this group will receive the previously tested telephone counseling for exercise. RTR volunteers or "coaches" will be asked to contact participants by telephone weekly over 3 months (12 calls). In months 4-9, these participants will have the opportunity to continue to receive support calls from their coach. Participants will also continue to complete their exercise logs and receive feedback reports from study staff.
Behavioral: Reach Plus Phone
In Months 1-3, participants in this group will receive the previously tested telephone counseling for exercise. RTR volunteers or "coaches" will be asked to contact participants by telephone weekly over 3 months (12 calls). In months 4-9, these participants will have the opportunity to continue to receive support calls from their coach. Participants will also continue to complete their exercise logs and receive feedback reports from study staff.

Experimental: Reach Plus Message
In Months 1-3, participants in this group will receive the previously tested telephone counseling for exercise. RTR volunteers or "coaches" will be asked to contact participants by telephone weekly over 3 months (12 calls). In months 4-9, participants will receive messages by email or text to motivate, prompt and reinforce continued exercise. Participants will also continue to complete their exercise logs and receive feedback reports from study staff.
Behavioral: Reach Plus Message
In Months 1-3, participants in this group will receive the previously tested telephone counseling for exercise. RTR volunteers or "coaches" will be asked to contact participants by telephone weekly over 3 months (12 calls). In months 4-9, participants will receive messages by email or text to motivate, prompt and reinforce continued exercise. Participants will also continue to complete their exercise logs and receive feedback reports from study staff.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical Activity [ Time Frame: Change at 9 and 12 months ]
    Through interviewer - administered Seven Day Activity Recall & wearing the Actigraph accelerometer (GT3X)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Breast Cancer Quality of life [ Time Frame: Change at 9 and 12 months ]
    Assessed via the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Scale - Breast (FACT-B) Sub-scales scored: Physical well-being, social/family well-being, emotional well-being, functional well-being and other breast cancer related statements.

  2. Fatigue [ Time Frame: Change at 9 and 12 months ]
    Assessed via the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Scale - Fatigue (FACT-F)

  3. Mood [ Time Frame: Change at 9 and 12 months ]
    Assessed via the Profile of Mood States (POMS)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Women aged 21 years or over will be eligible if they:

  • Have been diagnosed in the past 5 years with Stage 0-3 breast cancer.
  • Are able to read and speak English.
  • Are ambulatory.
  • Are sedentary (i.e., do not meet recommendations for moderate-intensity PA [30 minutes/ day or more for at least 5 days/ week] or vigorous-intensity PA [20 minutes/day or more for at least 3 days/week]
  • Are able to walk unassisted.
  • Have access to a telephone.

Exclusion Criteria:

Women with:

  • More advanced disease (Stage 4).
  • Medical or psychiatric problems (e.g., substance abuse, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, and orthopedic problems) that may interfere with protocol adherence will not be included.
  • Participants will be asked to provide consent for medical chart review to extract disease and treatment variables. Eligible participants will obtain medical clearance from their physicians.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02694640


Locations
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United States, South Carolina
University of South Carolina, College of Nursing
Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29208
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of South Carolina
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Bernardine M Pinto, PhD University of South Carolina - College of Nursing

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Responsible Party: Bernardine Pinto, Associate Dean, University of South Carolina
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02694640    
Other Study ID Numbers: 042015
First Posted: February 29, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2020
Last Verified: February 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Bernardine Pinto, University of South Carolina:
Breast cancer
Exercise
Physical activity
Community volunteers
Peer mentors
Peer coaches
Social support
Exercise maintenance
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases