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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03728205
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 2, 2018
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kelly Farrady, Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the effect of yoga interventions on radiation-related fatigue, and stress in cancer patients with stage I and II solid tumors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Solid Tumor, Adult Behavioral: Yoga Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Pilot Study On The Effect Of Yoga On Fatigue, And Stress Levels In Solid Tumor Cancer Patients Undergoing Active Radiation Therapy
Estimated Study Start Date : October 25, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 25, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 1, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fatigue


Intervention Details:
  • Behavioral: Yoga
    Twice weekly yoga sessions for 12 weeks


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The feasibility of implementing Eischens yoga interventions for solid tumor cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. This will be measured by the success rate of recruitment and retention for 10 subjects. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Feasibility


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effects on fatigue [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Examine the effect of yoga on cancer and radiation related fatigue during radiation therapy. We will use the BFI results both before, during and after radiation therapy.

  2. Effects on Stress Level [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]
    Examine the effect of yoga on cancer and radiation related fatigue during radiation therapy. We will use the NCCN Distress thermometer results both before, during and after radiation therapy.


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Long Term [ Time Frame: 17 months ]
    Examine the long term effect of yoga to be tested at the 6 months post radiation visit. We will use the BFI and distress thermometer to see if any positive results during yoga are sustained to the 6 month follow up visit.



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Stage I and II Cancer patients with solid tumors undergoing RT for 4-8 weeks (external beam radiation).
  2. Patients of age >18, and all races will be included in the study.
  3. All patients must sign an informed consent form approved for this purpose by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the University of Pennsylvania.
  4. Patients must be English speaking.
  5. Patients must be able to attend the schedule classes.

    Exclusion Criteria:

  6. Patients with medical restrictions that may interfere with or prevent them from taking part in the yoga interventions per their physician orders.
  7. Patients with metastatic disease.
  8. Active smokers. Smoking may interfere with relaxation and breathing modalities of the yoga interventions. (Self-reporting smokers that have been smoke free for 6 months may be included)
  9. Patients who currently practice or have recently practiced yoga (had not taken a yoga class on a regular bases in the last 6 months).

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03728205


Contacts
Contact: Kelly Farraday, MS 215-349-8594 kelly.farraday@uphs.upenn.edu
Contact: Neha Vapiwala, MD 267-614-7588 Neha.Vapiwala@uphs.upenn.edu

Sponsors and Collaborators
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Responsible Party: Kelly Farrady, Clinical Project Manager, Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03728205     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 831417
First Posted: November 2, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No