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Facebook-based Physical Activity Intervention for Young Adult Cancer Survivors: the FITNET Randomized Pilot Study


Phase 0
21 Years
39 Years
Not Enrolling
Both
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Trial Information

Facebook-based Physical Activity Intervention for Young Adult Cancer Survivors: the FITNET Randomized Pilot Study


Inclusion Criteria:



- Young adult between ages 21-39 diagnosed with cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin
cancer) at age 18 or older

- At least 1 year beyond date of diagnosis with no evidence of progressive disease or
second primary cancers

- Completed cancer treatment

- English-speaking and writing

- No pre-existing medical condition(s) or contraindications that preclude adherence to
an unsupervised exercise program, including cardiovascular disease, congestive heart
failure, pulmonary conditions, renal disease, and severe orthopedic conditions

- Not adhering to the American Cancer Society's recommendation of at least 150 minutes
of moderate-intensity exercise per week (<150 minutes/week)

- Have access to Internet service and an active Facebook account

- Willing to be randomized

- Have indicated consent by checking "yes" to the online consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

- Non-English speaking

- < 21 and > 39 years of age

- Diagnosed with cancer less than one year previously or still in treatment

- Pre-existing medical condition(s) that preclude adherence to an unsupervised exercise
program, including cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure, pulmonary
conditions, renal disease, and severe orthopedic conditions

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Primary study outcome measures at the participant level will be minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week and exercise in MET-hrs/week.

Outcome Time Frame:

Participants will be assessed at baseline (before 12-week study period) and after 12 weeks.

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Marci K. Campbell, PhD, MPH

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

10-2150

NCT ID:

NCT01349153

Start Date:

April 2011

Completion Date:

December 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Physical Activity
  • Physical Activity
  • Young Adults
  • Cancer Survivors

Name

Location

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC-CHChapel Hill, North Carolina  27599-7294