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Randomized Study of Digital Life Coaching in Myeloma Patients Undergoing Transplantation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04589286
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 19, 2020
Last Update Posted : February 14, 2022
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco

Brief Summary:
Autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT) is the standard of care for fit multiple myeloma (MM) patients; however, the first 100 days after SCT are marked by extensive life disruptions. We have found a 56% relative increase in the use of high-risk benzodiazepine and Z-class (B/Z) drugs for anxiety and insomnia among MM patients during this period. Digital life coaching (DLC), whereby trained coaches work longitudinally with patients through phone calls and text messages to accomplish personal goals, may be able to target anxiety and insomnia in a more integrative manner. This study will investigate whether peri-SCT DLC can lower B/Z usage and improve patient-reported well-being.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Multiple Myeloma Stem Cell Transplant Behavioral: Pack Health's Digital Life Coaching (DLC) Other: Electronic Handouts Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

This is a single-center, Phase II randomized study of MM patients comparing 16 weeks of DLC access versus quasi-usual care (quasi-usual because both arms will receive generic wellness-related electronic handouts alongside requests for patient-reported outcome (PRO) assessments).

Primary Objective:

To evaluate DLC's impact on B/Z drug usage (excluding lorazepam prescribed for chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting, or CINV)

Secondary Objectives:

  1. To evaluate DLC's impact on patient-reported general quality of life every 1-2 weeks
  2. To evaluate DLC's impact on patient-reported psychosocial distress every 1-2 weeks
  3. To evaluate DLC's impact on patient-reported insomnia every 1-2 weeks

Exploratory Objectives:

  1. To explore DLC's impact on rates of communications between patients and their treatment teams
  2. To explore DLC's impact on clinical outcomes

Participants may continue study treatment (DLC platform access) for 16 weeks from the time of initiating treatment. Participants will not be contacted by the DLC platform vendor after this point. Patients will be followed up at Day +101 after SCT, corresponding to approximately 3 months after SCT.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Phase II Study of Digital Life Coaching in Multiple Myeloma Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplantation
Actual Study Start Date : December 29, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 30, 2022

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Multiple Myeloma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pack Health's Digital Life Coaching (DLC)
Participants will receive 16 weeks of access to a trained human life coach employed by Pack Health. Coaches will communicate via phone calls, text messages, emails, and links to web-based Pack Health resources plus the addition of generic wellness-related electronic handouts at the time of each email reminder for participant-reported outcome (PRO) assessments
Behavioral: Pack Health's Digital Life Coaching (DLC)
Pack Health smartphone-based DLC platform
Other Name: DLC

Other: Electronic Handouts
Generic wellness-related electronic handouts

Active Comparator: Quasi-usual care control arm
Participants will receive usual supportive care for stem cell transplantation plus the addition of generic wellness-related electronic handouts at the time of each email reminder for participant-reported outcome (PRO) assessments
Other: Electronic Handouts
Generic wellness-related electronic handouts




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparison of patients with >=1 benzodiazepine and Z-class (B/Z) prescriptions (versus < 1 B/Z prescriptions) [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    Proportions of patients with >=1 B/Z prescription versus <1 B/Z prescriptions will be compared between arms using chi-square analyses. Participants will be stratified on B/Z usage over time into 3 groups arms based on B/Z-naïve status (i.e., no B/Z usage at time of study enrollment), baseline psychosocial distress, defined as an National Comprehensive Caner Network (NCCN) Distress Thermometer (DT) score of 4 or higher, and baseline insomnia, defined as a Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Sleep Disturbance short form (SF) 4 item (4a) standardized score of 57 or higher.

  2. Estimate change in B/Z usage [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    Estimations or differences in changes over time by study group will be performed via a post-estimation test using one-sided t-tests at each assessment. To control the family wise error rate at alpha level of 0.05, the Bonferroni method will be used.

  3. Number of participants with a missing Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Global Health (GH) assessment [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    Sensitivity analyses for missing data will be performed on participants with missing PROMIS Global Health assessments

  4. Number of participants with a missing NCCN Distress Thermometer (DT) assessment [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    Sensitivity analyses for missing data will be performed on participants with missing NCCN DT Assessments

  5. Number of participants with a missing PROMIS Sleep Disturbance SF-4a inventory [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    Sensitivity analyses for missing data will be performed on participants with missing PROMIS Sleep Disturbance SF-4a inventories.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in PROMIS Global Health (GH) Scale Scores [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    This 10-item inventory is part of the PROMIS series to assess quality of life (QOL) with item scores ranging from 1 to 5. Raw PROMIS scores will be transformed to T-score metrics to reflect a population mean of 50 and a standard deviation of 10. Among cancer patients, a T-score change of 5 points on any PROMIS inventory is generally considered to be clinically meaningful

  2. Change in NCCN Distress Thermometer (DT) Scores [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    This single-item inventory uses an analog graphic to allow patients to assess their overall distress with a score range of 0 (no distress) to 10 (extreme distress). A score of 4 or higher to differentiate clinically significant distress.

  3. Change in PROMIS 4-item Sleep Disturbance Short Form (SF-4a) Scores [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    The PROMIS Sleep Disturbance SF-4a inventory will be used to assess quality of sleep, with item scores ranging from 1 to 5. Raw PROMIS scores will subsequently be transformed to T-score metrics to reflect a population mean of 50 and standard deviation of 10. As validated in a previous study of cancer patients, a PROMIS Sleep Disturbance score of 57 or higher will be defined as insomnia.



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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:

  • Confirmed diagnosis of one of the following (all referred to as multiple myeloma (MM) for the purposes of this protocol):

    • Multiple myeloma (ICD-10 code: C90.0)
    • Extramedullary plasmacytoma (ICD-10 code: C90.2)
  • Planned receipt of autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT) at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

    • Patients undergoing outpatient SCT will be eligible
    • Patients who received chemomobilization will be eligible
  • Ability to understand a written informed consent form (ICF) document, and the willingness to sign the ICF document

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 years
  • SCT as salvage therapy
  • Patient-assessed lack of sufficient English proficiency
  • Lack of ownership of a personal smartphone

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04589286


Contacts
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Contact: Rahul Banerjee, MD 877-827-3222 Rahul.Banerjee@ucsf.edu

Locations
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United States, California
University of California, San Francisco Recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Contact: Rahul Banerjee, MD       Rahul.Bannerjee@ucsf.edu   
Contact    877-827-3222    cancertrials@ucsf.edu   
Principal Investigator: Rahul Banerjee, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Nina Shah, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Rahul Banerjee, MD University of California, San Francisco
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Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04589286    
Other Study ID Numbers: 202511
NCI-2020-08100 ( Registry Identifier: NCI Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) )
First Posted: October 19, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 14, 2022
Last Verified: January 2022
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 California, San Francisco:
Digital life coaching
Multiple myeloma
Stem cell transplantation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Paraproteinemias
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases