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Health Behaviors Among Individuals Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer


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21 Years
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Open (Enrolling)
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Colorectal Cancer

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Trial Information

Health Behaviors Among Individuals Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer


OBJECTIVES:

Primary

- To characterize patterns and identify predictors of post-treatment physical activity
and dietary changes made by colorectal cancer survivors.

Secondary

- To identify the affective and cognitive effects of post-treatment physical activity and
dietary changes in these patients.

- To identify these patients' preferences regarding diet and physical activity health
promotion programs.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients complete surveys at baseline and at 3 and 6 months. A randomly selected subset of
84 patients also receive an activity monitor to be use at each of the 3 time points. The
acceptability of their use is assessed and whether activity levels change across the 3 time
points and the extent to which they are convergent with self-reported physical activity are
examined.

During each survey, questionnaires are administered to assess the following areas:
physical/medical characteristics (self-reported), self-efficacy for physical activity, fruit
and vegetable consumption, and dietary fat intake; outcome expectations for physical
activity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and dietary fat intake; physical activity and
diet behavioral self-regulation; illness representations (causal attributions and
controllability of recurrence); perceived risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) recurrence;
emotional representations of CRC (cancer-related anxiety and worry about cancer recurrence);
healthcare provider recommendations to alter physical activity and dietary intake; social
influence from important others; current physical activity and dietary intake; and diet and
physical activity program preferences. Patients who received the activity monitor are asked
feedback on acceptability of them.

Measures of sociodemographics and disease/treatment characteristics (via medical chart
review) are recorded.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Diagnosis of localized or regional colorectal cancer

- Stage I, II, or III disease

- Completed treatment within the past 6 weeks

- No previous diagnosis of colorectal cancer

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- English speaking

- No current evidence of neoplastic disease except for nonmelanoma skin cancer

- No evidence of severe cognitive impairment

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- See Disease Characteristics

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Ecologic or Community, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Self-efficacy for changing physical activity and dietary practices

Outcome Time Frame:

3 yrs

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Elliot Coups, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Authority:

United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:

130901

NCT ID:

NCT00966667

Start Date:

November 2009

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • cancer survivor
  • stage I colon cancer
  • stage II colon cancer
  • stage III colon cancer
  • stage I rectal cancer
  • stage II rectal cancer
  • stage III rectal cancer
  • Colorectal Neoplasms

Name

Location

Cancer Institute of New Jersey at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew Brunswick, New Jersey  08903