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Exercise Following Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2009 by Charite University, Berlin, Germany.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier:
First received: April 17, 2009
Last updated: December 21, 2009
Last verified: December 2009
The study evaluates the effects of a supervised exercise program on the physical performance, the mood and the complications of therapy in patients undergoing a high-dose chemotherapy followed by an autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hematological Disease Other: Supervised exercise Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

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Further study details as provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • VO2max [ Time Frame: At recruitment and after 3 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mood [ Time Frame: At recruitment and after 3 weeks ]
  • Duration of aplasia [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
  • Complications during hospitalization [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
  • Need for transfusion of platelets and red blood cells [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: December 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Supervised exercise Other: Supervised exercise
The patients will carry out a daily endurance exercise program consisting of walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes at an intensity of about 80% of the maximum heart rate under supervision from study personnel.
No Intervention: Control group
The patients will not carry out a structured exercise program.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-70
  • Hematological disease
  • Treatment with high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation
  • Understanding of written German

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cardiorespiratory, metabolical, osteoarticular or immunological diseases which can be aggravated by exercise
  • Pathological stress-ECG at admission
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00883961

Contact: Fernando Dimeo, MD +493084452098

Section Sports Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 30 Recruiting
Berlin, Germany, 12200
Contact: Fernando Dimeo, MD         
Principal Investigator: Fernando Dimeo, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Principal Investigator: Fernando Dimeo, MD Charite University, Berlin, Germany
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Fernando Dimeo, Dept. of Sports Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Identifier: NCT00883961     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EA4/029/09
Study First Received: April 17, 2009
Last Updated: December 21, 2009

Keywords provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
High-dose chemotherapy
Hematological neoplasties
Hematologic neoplastic disorders

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hematologic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017