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Predictors of Physical Activity Maintenance in Colorectal Cancer Survivors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03781154
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Colorado State University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver

Brief Summary:
This study is a two-arm trial, comparing the effects of a virtual 12-week group-based exercise intervention vs. control group on physical activity, physical fitness, and quality of life in colorectal cancer survivors, and explore multi-level determinants of physical activity maintenance, 6-months after intervention completion.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colorectal Cancer Behavioral: Group Exercise Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Participants will be prospectively assigned or allocated to either a the exercise intervention or a control group for 12-weeks. The control group will be provided with an informational handout from the American Cancer Society describing exercise recommendations and guidelines for cancer survivors. At the end of the study, control group participants will be offered compensation for participation in a community-based cancer specific exercise program (e.g., BfitBwell, Fit Cancer, Livestrong at the YMCA). Supervised exercise sessions will take place twice per week for approximately one hour, and include aerobic, muscular strength and endurance, balance, and flexibility components. Sessions will be delivered synchronously (i.e., in real-time/live) via Zoom. Exercise will be individualized based on the results of baseline fitness assessments and medical history. The intervention will also include virtual, group-based discussion sessions which operationalize behavior change techniques to increase physical activity. Discussion sessions will take place in the same groups, synchronously, via Zoom.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Patients will be prospectively assigned or allocated to either the group-based exercise intervention or control group for 12 weeks.
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: PI and study staff conducting assessments at study visits will be blinded to study arm assignment.
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Predictors of Physical Activity Maintenance in Colorectal Cancer Survivors
Actual Study Start Date : April 29, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2024

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Group-based exercise
Virtually-delivered supervised exercise sessions will take place twice per week for approximately one hour, and include aerobic, muscular strength and endurance, balance, and flexibility components.
Behavioral: Group Exercise
Patients will exercise in a virtual group for 60 minutes, twice a week. Five social-cognitive theory-based discussion sessions with the group, and group exercise instructor will be held throughout the course of the intervention, lasting 30 to 60 minutes. The goal of these sessions is to enhance long-term physical activity behavior change.

No Intervention: Control Group
A physical activity education control group



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical Activity [ Time Frame: From baseline to 12-weeks, and 6 months post intervention ]
    Compare the effects of a 12-week physical activity intervention delivered in group versus control group, on physical activity. Physical activity will be measured with a self-report questionnaire (duration and frequency of moderate and vigorous physical activity) and accelerometer.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical Fitness: Aerobic [ Time Frame: From baseline to 12-weeks and 6-months post intervention ]
    Aerobic fitness will be assessed with a submaximal, graded exercise test on a motorized, calibrated treadmill. Muscular Strength & Endurance will be assessed by multiple repetition maximum (1RM) plate loaded seated bench press and leg press, and by the number of full stands from a chair, and the number of bicep curls (holding a hand weight of 5lbs) that can be completed in 30 seconds.

  2. Physical Fitness: Strength and Endurance [ Time Frame: From baseline to 12-weeks and 6 months post intervention ]
    Muscular strength & endurance will be assessed by various weight training activities.

  3. Body Composition [ Time Frame: From baseline to 12-weeks 6 months post intervention ]
    Assessed by waist circumference

  4. Body Composition [ Time Frame: From baseline to 12 weeks ]
    Assessed by the combination of lean mass and fat mass via Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)

  5. Sleep Quality [ Time Frame: From baseline to 12 weeks ]
    Assessed by a self-report measure of sleep quality using the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and through the Actiwatch, which is a wrist-worn monitor that records movement and light exposure.

  6. Quality of Life Assessment [ Time Frame: From baseline to 12 weeks and 6 months post intervention ]
    Assessed by a quantitative self-report questionnaire (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Colorectal (FACT-C)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Provision to sign and date the consent form
  2. Fluent in English
  3. Have access to a computer or phone with internet and a camera
  4. Stated willingness to comply with all study procedures and be available for the duration of the study
  5. Be a male or female aged 40 years or older at time of diagnosis
  6. Histologically confirmed cancer of the colon or rectum (stages II-IV) if treated with curative intent, and no current evidence of metastatic disease
  7. Completed resection or other surgery 3-24 months prior to enrollment
  8. Received chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy within the previous year, with at least 1 cycle of intended chemotherapy completed (does not need to complete all cycles). No plans for additional chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Current evidence of metastatic disease
  2. Existing participation in ≥150 minutes per week of at least moderate intensity PA
  3. Known contraindications for exercise or not able to safely participate in exercise
  4. Pregnant women (no testing required)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03781154


Contacts
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Contact: Heather Leach, PhD 970-491-8951 heather.leach@ucdenver.edu

Locations
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United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Denver Recruiting
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Contact: Heather Leach, PhD    970-491-8951    heather.leach@ucdenver.edu   
Colorado State University Recruiting
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States, 80523
Contact: Heather Leach, PhD    970-491-8951    heather.leach@ucdenver.edu   
Principal Investigator: Heather Leach, PhD         
Harmony Campus Recruiting
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States, 80528
Contact: Heather Leach, PhD    970-491-8951    Heather.Leach@colostate.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Colorado State University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Heather Leach, PhD University of Colorado, Denver
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Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03781154    
Other Study ID Numbers: 18-2436.cc
P30CA046934 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: December 19, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2021
Last Verified: March 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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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 University of Colorado, Denver:
Physical activity
Survivors
Maintenance
Personal Training
Group Mediated Cognitive Behavior
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases