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ICCS Directed Physical Activity Enhancement for Colon Cancer Survivors

21 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Colon Cancer

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Trial Information

ICCS Directed Physical Activity Enhancement for Colon Cancer Survivors

Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis of stage I-III loco-regional colon cancer within the previous 12 months
with no evidence of recurrence or new cancers. Participants may be recruited at any
time after the initial diagnosis (up to 12 months). Baseline data collection will
occur no earlier than 6 weeks after completion of adjuvant treatment

- At least 21 years of age

- Able to speak and read English (educational attainment of at lease 6th grade)

- Engaged in physical activities less than 8 metabolic equivalent tasks (METs) per week

- Not Homeless

Exclusion Criteria:

- Pre-existing medical condition(s) that preclude adherence to an unsupervised exercise
program which includes subjects with severe orthopedic conditions or scheduled for a
hip or knee replacement within six months; paralysis; end-stage renal disease;
dementia; as well as subjects who have unstable angina or who have experienced a
heart attack; congestive heart failure or pulmonary conditions that require oxygen or
hospitalization within six months; or uncorrected vision or hearing problems or other
ergonomic conditions that would preclude the use of the smart phone.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Change in level of physical activity

Outcome Description:

To determine whether stage I-III colon cancer survivors who are randomized to Survivorship CHESS, as compared to those who are assigned to usual care, demonstrate significantly greater increases in levels of physical activity from baseline to completion of the intervention (6 M intervention period).

Outcome Time Frame:

6 M intervention period

Safety Issue:



United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

February 2010

Completion Date:

December 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon cancer patients who have completed treatment
  • Colonic Neoplasms



Hartford Hospital Hartford, Connecticut  06102-5037
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas  77030
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27599