Nutrition and Physical Exercise Study

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 29, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW

February 23, 2012
February 29, 2012
June 26, 2015
March 2012
March 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
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Nutrition and Physical Exercise Study
Influence of a Combined Intervention by Nutritional Support and Physical Exercise on Quality of Life in Cancer Out-patients Treated in Palliative Intention.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a combined treatment of nutritional therapy and physical exercise in palliative cancer out-patients. The investigators hypothesize that this combined intervention consisting of an increased energy- and protein intake and physical exercise level improves quality of life (QoL), functional and clinical status.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
Behavioral: Nutrition & physical exercise
Patients will be randomly assigned to intensive individual nutritional counselling including oral nutritional supplements and a specifically designed exercise program combining strength and balance training.
  • Experimental: Nutrition & physical exercise
    Intervention: Behavioral: Nutrition & physical exercise
  • No Intervention: Control
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March 2015
March 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic lung cancer or gastrointestinal cancer
  • WHO performance status 0, 1 or 2
  • Able to walk at least 100 meters independently without crutches or walking frame assessed by the treating physician on the basis of the patient's history and physical condition
  • Receiving palliative treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Enteral and/or parenteral nutrition within 1 month previous to study participation
  • History of ileus within one month
  • Known brain metastases or symptomatic bone metastases
  • Psychiatric disorder precluding understanding of information on trial related topics and giving informed consent.
  • Any serious underlying medical condition which could impair the ability of the patient to participate in the trial
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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KEK-ZH-Nr. 2011-0447
KFS-2833-08-2011 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Krebsforschung Schweiz / Krebsliga Schweiz )
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Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW
Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW
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Study Chair: Peter E. Ballmer, Prof. Dr. Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW
Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW
June 2015

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