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Benefit Evaluation of Foot Reflexology in Oncology (REFYO-R)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03508180
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2018 by Hospices Civils de Lyon.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 25, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hospices Civils de Lyon

Brief Summary:
Chemotherapy with platinum salts is very emetic. The aim of this study is to evaluate the benefits of foot reflexology in nausea and vomiting induced by platinum salts-based chemotherapy in patients with thoracic or digestive tumors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer and Cancer of Digestive System Behavioral: INTERVIONNAL Other: CONTROL Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Randomized Study Assessing the Benefits of Foot Reflexology in Patients With Gastrointestinal or Thoracic Cancer With Chemotherapy
Actual Study Start Date : June 14, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: foot reflexology
patients WITH foot reflexology session during chemotherapy treatments

Foot reflexology session (30 minutes) each course of chemotherapy (total 4 courses) during the 4 hours following the first 2 hours of injection + auto-massage done by the patient between each course.

During a session focused on the treatment of nausea / vomiting, the reflexologist will stimulate the reflex zones related to the digestive system in order to calm and stimulate all areas for deep relaxation of the patient.

Placebo Comparator: platinum-based treatment
Patients WITHOUT ANY foot reflexology session during chemotherapy treatments
None intervention.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluation of nausea and vomiting [ Time Frame: 6 hours ]

    The relative change in VAS* associated with nausea and vomiting will be evaluated between T1 (measured at least 2 hours after the start of chemotherapy injection) and T2 (measured at least 6 hours after the start of injection of the drug chemotherapy).

    *VAS : from 0 to 10 ; 0 is no nausea or vomiting and 10 is insufferable nausea or vomiting

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Nausea and vomiting between each chemotherapy [ Time Frame: Day 0, between day 14 and day 21, between day 28 and day 42, between day 42 and day 63. ]
    Between each chemotherapy the patient notes daily whether or not he has had nausea on a notebook.

  2. Quality of life [ Time Frame: Between day 0 and day 78 ]

    Relative variation of the EORTC QLQC 30* (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) between the inclusion visit (V2) and the end-of-study visit (V6).

    *EORTC QLQ C30 : All of the scales and single-item measures range in score from 0 to 100. A high scale score represents a higher response level.

  3. Anxiety [ Time Frame: Between day 0 and day 78 ]

    Relative variation of the HADS* (Hospital and Anxiety Depression Scale) anxiety score between the inclusion visit (V2) and the end-of-study visit (V6).

    *HADS : 0 to 21, the highest scores corresponding to the presence of a more severe symptomatology

  4. Body image [ Time Frame: Day 0 ]

    Evaluation of the body image to the end-of-study visit by the Body Image Questionnaire* (BIC), which measures the body image at a given moment t. The analysis will take into account the self-esteem assessed upon the inclusion visit on the Rosenberg scale** (V2).

    *BIC : The total score is between 19 and 95.

    **Rosenberg Scale : The total score ranges from 10 to 40. A score below 31 is considered low self-esteem

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with a thoracic or digestive cancer with indication of management with platinum salts-based chemotherapy
  • Good performance status of (ECOG 0-2)
  • More than 18 years old
  • Ability to complete the questionnaires (comprehension oral and written French language) and to carry out the required exercises.
  • Patient affiliated to Social Security or equivalent
  • Informed consent signed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Phlebitis
  • Cellar syndrome
  • Weight loss> 5% in 3 months
  • Uncontrolled pain
  • Patients under morphine and derivatives
  • Brain metastases
  • Patient benefiting from foot reflexology outside the study
  • Patient under guardianship or curatorship or deprived of his rights

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03508180

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Contact: Pierre-Jean SOUQUET, MD 04 78 86 44 00 ext +33

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Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud Recruiting
Pierre-Bénite, France
Contact: Pierre-Jean SOUQUET, MD    04 78 86 44 00 ext +33   
Principal Investigator: Pierre-Jean SOUQUET, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospices Civils de Lyon
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Principal Investigator: Pierre-Jean SOUQUET, MD Hospices Civils de Lyon
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Hospices Civils de Lyon Identifier: NCT03508180    
Other Study ID Numbers: 69HCL17_0676
First Posted: April 25, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2018
Last Verified: June 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Hospices Civils de Lyon:
Supportive care
foot reflexology
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases