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Telephone Support for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03998618
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 26, 2019
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Eskenazi Health
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Catherine Mosher, Indiana University

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE June 10, 2019
First Posted Date  ICMJE June 26, 2019
Last Update Posted Date June 26, 2019
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE June 20, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date October 2023   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 24, 2019)
Fatigue Interference subscale of Fatigue Symptom Inventory [ Time Frame: 2 weeks post-intervention ]
Seven items are rated on 11-point scales (0=no interference to 10=extreme interference) that assess the extent to which fatigue in the past week interfered with general level of activity, ability to bathe and dress, normal work activity (including housework), ability to concentrate, relations with others, enjoyment of life, and mood. Higher scores indicate greater fatigue interference.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History No Changes Posted
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 24, 2019)
  • PROMIS Sleep-related Impairment [ Time Frame: 2 weeks post-intervention ]
    This 8-item measure assesses the perceived interference of sleep problems with activities, mood, and cognition (e.g., difficulty concentrating or completing tasks). Each item is rated on a scale from 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much) with higher scores indicating greater sleep-related impairment.
  • PROMIS Ability to Participate in Social Roles and Activities [ Time Frame: 2 weeks post-intervention ]
    This 6-item measure assesses participants' ability to participate in social roles and activities. The items measure difficulty engaging in social and recreational activities as well as usual work (including housework). Each item is rated on a scale from 1 (never) to 5 (always) and is reverse coded such that a higher score indicates greater ability to participate in activities.
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General [ Time Frame: 2 weeks post-intervention ]
    This 27-item quality of life measure consists of four subscales: Physical Well-Being, Social/Family Well-Being, Emotional Well-Being, and Functional Well-Being. Each item is rated on a scale from 0 = not at all to 4 = very much. An overall score is computed to represent general quality of life, with higher scores indicating better quality of life.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Telephone Support for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients
Official Title  ICMJE Telephone Support for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients
Brief Summary This trial tests telephone-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a type of psychotherapy, to reduce fatigue interference with activities, mood, and cognition in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) cancer patients. ACT includes mindfulness exercises (e.g., meditations, performing activities with greater awareness), identifying personal values (e.g., family, work), and engaging in activities consistent with these values. A total of 250 patients will be randomly assigned in equal numbers to either the ACT intervention or an education/support condition. Patients in both conditions will participate in six weekly 50-minute telephone sessions. Outcomes will be assessed at baseline, 2 weeks post-intervention, and 3 and 6 months post-intervention. The investigators hypothesize that ACT will lead to improved primary and secondary outcomes as compared to education/support. A demonstration of ACT's efficacy will lead to dissemination of the intervention and ultimately fulfill an unmet need in the comprehensive care of MBC patients.
Detailed Description This trial tests the effect of telephone-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on fatigue interference in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients (Aim 1) as well as secondary outcomes (Aim 2). This trial also examines increases in psychological flexibility as a hypothesized mediator of ACT's effect on fatigue interference (Aim 3). Finally, two core aspects of psychological flexibility (i.e., mindfulness/acceptance and commitment/behavior change processes) are examined as exploratory mediators of ACT's effect on fatigue interference. The study team will recruit MBC patients receiving care through Eskenazi Health or Indiana University (IU) Health. Potentially eligible patients will be mailed an introductory letter signed by their oncologist and the PI along with a consent form. The letter will have a number to call if they do not wish to be contacted further. A research assistant (RA) will call all prospective participants who do not opt out approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the letter is mailed. The RA will describe the study as outlined in the consent form and answer any questions. Then the RA will administer an eligibility screening to those who consent to participate. Eligible and consenting patients will complete a 35-minute baseline phone assessment. Following baseline assessments, MBC patients (N = 250) will be randomly assigned in equal numbers to ACT or education/support using a stratified block randomization scheme to balance the groups by age (<65 yrs. vs. 65+ yrs.) and performance status (patient-reported Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group [ECOG] scores 0 or 1 vs. 2). Patients in both study conditions will complete six weekly 50-minute telephone sessions with the first session occurring one week after baseline. For ACT participants, adherence to home practice during the past week will be assessed and recorded during each session. Blind interviewers will assess outcomes and potential mediators during 30-minute follow-up phone assessments at 2 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months post-intervention.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
Metastatic breast cancer patients (N = 250) will be randomly assigned in equal numbers to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or education/support using a stratified block randomization scheme to balance the groups by age (<65 yrs. vs. 65+ yrs.) and performance status (patient-reported Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group [ECOG] scores 0 or 1 vs. 2).
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Condition  ICMJE Metastatic Breast Cancer
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Behavioral: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    Across six weekly 50-minute sessions, patients in the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy condition will practice various mindfulness exercises, clarify their values, and set specific goals consistent with their values. Sessions will incorporate discussion of patients' cancer experiences. Through in-session and home practice of skills, participants will learn new and more adaptive ways to respond to fatigue. Participants will receive handouts on session topics and a CD that we developed to guide mindfulness practices.
  • Behavioral: Education/Support
    Across six weekly 50-minute sessions, patients in the education/support condition will discuss their concerns, including symptoms and other cancer-related stressors, with a therapist providing psychological support. The therapist will direct patients to resources for practical and health information and contact information for psychosocial services. Sessions will include an orientation to the patient's medical center, education regarding common cancer-related symptoms and quality-of-life concerns, and an overview of resources for addressing these concerns. The therapist will also describe resources for addressing financial concerns and methods of evaluating health information available via the Internet and other modalities. Participants will receive handouts on session topics and will be asked to review them as homework.
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    Patients in the ACT arm will learn new and more adaptive ways to respond to fatigue.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Active Comparator: Education/Support
    Patients in the education/support arm will discuss their cancer-related concerns and receive education on services available in their medical center and community.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Education/Support
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 24, 2019)
250
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE October 2023
Estimated Primary Completion Date October 2023   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is at least 3 weeks post-diagnosis of stage IV breast cancer and is receiving care at the Indiana University (IU) Simon Cancer Center, Eskenazi Health, IU Health North, IU Health Bloomington, IU Health Ball Memorial, Franciscan Health, or St. Vincent Health.
  • Patient is at least 18 years of age.
  • Patient has adequate English fluency for completion of data collection.
  • Patient has moderate to severe fatigue interference with functioning

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient shows significant psychiatric or cognitive impairment that would preclude providing informed consent and study participation.
  • Patient reports being able to do little activity on a functional status measure.
  • Patient is receiving hospice care at screening.
  • Patient does not have working phone service.
  • Patient has hearing impairment that precludes participation.
  • Male sex
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE
Contact: Isabella Stuart, B.S. 3172784009 cancerq@iu.edu
Contact: Ellen Krueger, B.S. 3172782989 cancerq@iu.edu
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT03998618
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 1812850942
R01CA230542 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Results of this trial will be presented at professional meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals. The data set will be made available to qualified investigators within 6 months of the publication of the primary outcome paper. The data set will contain necessary identifiers, excluding those prohibited by HIPAA. The investigators will be required to sign a data use agreement and obtain IRB approval before receiving the data set.
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Supporting Materials: Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
Supporting Materials: Informed Consent Form (ICF)
Supporting Materials: Clinical Study Report (CSR)
Supporting Materials: Analytic Code
Time Frame: The data set will be made available to qualified investigators within 6 months of the publication of the primary outcome paper. Data will be available for at least 6 years.
Access Criteria: The data set and supporting information will be made available to qualified investigators to allow replication of analyses or secondary data analyses. The PI will review requests for data access. The investigators will be required to sign a data use agreement and obtain IRB approval before receiving the data set. The mechanism for data sharing will be reviewed by the IRB.
Responsible Party Catherine Mosher, Indiana University
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Indiana University
Collaborators  ICMJE
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Eskenazi Health
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Catherine E Mosher, Ph.D. Indiana University
PRS Account Indiana University
Verification Date June 2019

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