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Health Counseling and Exercise in Patients With Acute Leukemia - Pilot Study (PACE-AL)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01557686
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 19, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

March 15, 2012
March 19, 2012
March 19, 2012
May 2010
February 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Feasibility - adherence rates [ Time Frame: Adherence to the intervention components from baseline to 6 weeks ]
Percentage of intervention participation
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: baseline to 6 weeks ]
    Number and type of adverse events
  • 6MWD [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in 6MWD at 6 weeks ]
    Change in distance in meter
  • Attrition [ Time Frame: Withdrawal from the project from baseline to 6 weeks ]
    Number of patients that withdrew from the project
  • Timed chair stand [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in timed chair stand at 6 weeks ]
    Change in the number of repetitions
  • Timed bicep curl [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in timed bicep curl at 6 weeks ]
    Change in number of repetitions
  • FACT-Anemia [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in FACT-An at 6 weeks ]
    Change in scores for quality of life/function
  • HADS [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in HADS at 6 weeks ]
    Change in scores for emotional wellbeing
  • SF36 [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in SF36 at 6 weeks ]
    Change in scores for general health
  • MDSAI [ Time Frame: Change from baseline over time (1,2,3,4,5,6 weeks) ]
    Change in scores for symptom burden
Same as current
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Health Counseling and Exercise in Patients With Acute Leukemia - Pilot Study
Patient Activation Through Counseling and Exercise - Acute Leukemia - Pilot Trial
The purpose of this pilot study is to test an exercise-based multidimensional intervention for patients with acute leukaemia undergoing consolidation chemotherapy in the context of outpatient management. Further, to test for safety, feasibility and preliminary effect on physical and functional capacity, and health related quality of life.
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Early Phase 1
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Acute Leukemia
Behavioral: Health counseling and exercise
The intervention is initiated during chemotherapy treatment (consolidation) in the outpatient clinic and continues for 6 weeks. The intervention is a three hour/wk supervised in-hospital programme of aerobic (stationary cycle) and functional muscle training, progressive relaxation training, nutrition supplement (protein and carbohydrate) immediately after training and two health-promoting counseling sessions - Further, patients are fitted with a step counter pedometer.
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
February 2011
February 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that are able to speak Danish > 18 years and newly diagnosed with acute leukæmia (MDS, AML, CMML, APL or ALL)
  • Normal EKG, blood pressure and pulse
  • Signed informed written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medical reason that contraindicates physical activity
  • Patients diagnosed with a symptomatic cardiac disease within the last three months.
  • Documented bone metastasis
  • Dementia, psychotic
  • Cannot write or read Danish
  • Patients unable to carry out baseline tests
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
H-4-2010-046 Pilot
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Mary Jarden, Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje
Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Lundbeck Foundation
Principal Investigator: Mary Jarden, Ph.D. Copenhagen University Hospital
Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje
March 2012

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