Exercise Versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on Cancer-related Fatigue

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Charité University Medicine Berlin

Status and phase

Unknown
Phase 3

Conditions

Mood
Maximal Oxygen Uptake
Fatigue

Treatments

Behavioral: Cognitive behavioural therapy
Behavioral: Exercise

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01035203
176-25/kmo

Details and patient eligibility

About

The investigators compare the effects of two interventions, an endurance exercise program and a cognitive behavioural therapy, on the fatigue, quality of life, mood and physical performance of patients with a cancer-related fatigue syndrome. The intervention will be carried out for 4 weeks. Tests will be carried out at the beginning and at the end of the study.

Enrollment

60 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 70 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Age 18-70
  • Histologically confirmed neoplastic disease
  • Treatment (chemotherapy or radiation) completed.
  • No treatment in the previous 4 weeks
  • Ability to understand written German

Exclusion criteria

Health conditions which can be aggravated by exercise

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

60 participants in 2 patient groups

Cognitive behavioural therapy
Active Comparator group
Treatment:
Behavioral: Cognitive behavioural therapy
Exercise
Experimental group
Description:
Endurance training (walking on a treadmill) 3 x weekly for 4 weeks
Treatment:
Behavioral: Exercise

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Fernando Dimeo, MD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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