In Person and Mobile Health Coping Skills Training for Improving Symptom Management and Daily Steps in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients (CST Step Up)

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Duke University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Hematopoietic Neoplasms (Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma)

Treatments

Behavioral: coping skills training

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03960619
Pro00100451

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of the study is to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of a novel mHealth behavioral intervention to enable HCT patients to effectively cope with symptoms to improve their ability to engage in physical activity that can improve physical disability. Our interdisciplinary team (psychiatry, hematology/oncology, occupational therapy) proposes a single arm pilot trial (N=20) to test a hybrid in-person and mHealth (video-conferencing, symptoms/activity monitoring, personalized feedback via text) HCT Coping Skills Training for Symptom Management and Daily Steps (CST Step-Up) intervention. CST Step-Up will provide patients with coping skills training and activity coaching sessions to enhance their ability to cope with symptoms that interfere with activity.

Full description

Our group developed a mHealthpain coping skills training program for HCT patients and found in a small pilot trial (R21) that improved pain coping led to increased daily activity and reduced physical disability. However, fatigue and distress were also barriers to physical activity. We propose to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and outcome patterns suggesting efficacy of a novel mHealth behavioral intervention to enable HCT patients to effectively cope with symptoms to improve their ability to engage in physical activity that can improve physical disability.Our interdisciplinary team (psychiatry, hematology/oncology, occupational therapy) is conducting a single arm pilot trial (N=20) to test a hybrid in-person and mHealth (video-conferencing, symptoms/activity monitoring, personalized feedback via text) HCT Coping Skills Training for Symptom Management and Daily Steps (CST Step-Up) intervention. CST Step-Up will provide patients with coping skills training and activity coaching sessions to enhance their ability to cope with symptoms that interfere with activity. Aim 1:Use a single arm pilot trial (N=20) to examine the feasibility and acceptability of the CST Step-Up protocol. Feasibility will be assessed via (a) study accrual, (b) adherence to the study protocol (intervention and assessments), and (c) retention (% completing the study). H1:Feasibility will be determined by meeting targeted study accrual (20 patients 15 months), >80% adherence to the protocol, and <20% attrition. Acceptability will be demonstrated by 80% of participants reporting satisfaction with the intervention. Aim 2:Examine outcome patterns suggesting the efficacy of the CST Step-Up protocol for improving physical disability and other important outcomes. H2:Pre-and post-intervention differences will be examined with simple t-tests to evaluate patterns suggesting intervention efficacy on measures of physical disability (self-report, 6-min walk test), pain, fatigue, distress, physical activity (daily steps), and self-efficacy for symptom management. Confirmed hypotheses would provide the first demonstration of the feasibility, acceptability, and positive impact of a hybrid in-person and mHealth coping skills training and activity coaching intervention that reduces physical disability by concurrently and synergistically decreasing symptom burden and increasing physical activity. This project has the potential to lead to future research (e.g., R01) that can redesign existing modes of behavioral intervention delivery, improve continuity and coordination of care, and ultimately enhance patient outcomes.

Enrollment

8 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 99 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) due to an oncological disease (e.g., leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma)
  • being at least 18years old and
  • life expectancy at least 12 months.

Exclusion criteria

  • cognitive impairment (e.g., dementia) recorded in the chart or suspected by healthcare provider,
  • presence of a severe psychiatric condition (i.e., psychotic disorder or episode) or a psychiatric condition (e.g., suicidal intent) that would contraindicate safe participation in the study as indicated by the medical chart, treating oncologist, or interactions with the medical/study staff, and
  • inability to converse in English

Trial design

8 participants in 1 patient group

in-person & mHealth coping skills training
Experimental group
Description:
hybrid in-person and mHealth coping skills training and activity coaching intervention is to reduce physical disability and decrease pain, fatigue and stress while enhancing patients' abilities to cope with symptoms that interfere with activity.
Treatment:
Behavioral: coping skills training

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