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Dyadic Exercise Intervention for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers


N/A
21 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Cancer Survivors and Their Primary Caregivers

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Trial Information

Dyadic Exercise Intervention for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

Inclusion Criteria


Inclusion Criteria for Cancer Survivors:

- Have a diagnosis of cancer (any cancer type excluding squamous and basal cell skin
cancers) and have received surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy within the
last 1-12 months.

- Have a functional capacity rating of 70 or greater on the Karnofsky Performance Scale
or a rating of 1 or 0 on the ECOG scale when assessed by a medical oncologist (or
physicians designee) following cancer treatments

- Have a caregiver willing to participate int he study

- Be able to read English

- Be 21 years of age or older

- Give written informed consent

Inclusion Criteria for Caregivers:

- Be nominated by a cancer survivor

- Be able to read English

- Be 21 years of age or older

- Give written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- have physical limitations (e.g. cardiorespiratory, orthopedic) contraindicating
participation in a low to moderate intensity home based walking and progressive
resistance program, as assessed by their medical oncologist, their primary care
physician, and/or the study medical monitor.

- For caregivers, be currently undergoing active treatment for cancer

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Psychological distress

Outcome Description:

A dyadic exercise intervention will result in greater improvements in self reported distress among survivors, caregivers, and in the dyad overall than an individual intervention. This will be assessed by the Profile of Moods States (POMS) questionnaire.

Outcome Time Frame:

6 weeks

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Charles Kamen, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Rochester

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

46413

NCT ID:

NCT01883635

Start Date:

May 2013

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cancer Survivors and Their Primary Caregivers

Name

Location

University of RochesterRochester, New York  14642