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PURPOSE: Randomized clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of a home-based, diet and exercise-based counseling program with that of a standard home-based counseling program in promoting health in patients who have early-stage breast cancer or prostate cancer.
- Compare the efficacy of a diet and exercise-based home-based counseling program versus a standard home-based counseling program for improving physical function at 6 and 12 months for patients with early-stage breast or prostate cancer.
- Compare the effects of these home-based programs on diet quality, physical activity, weight status, depression, and quality of life of these patients.
- Compare the factors, such as gender, race, and social support, that interact with these home-based programs to predict program efficacy in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive home-based telephone counseling by a personal nutritionist and a personal trainer.
- Arm II: Patients receive home-based standard health telephone counseling in unrelated areas of cancer care (e.g., sun exposure, screening, and falls prevention).
In both arms, counseling continues every 2 weeks for 6 months.
Patients are followed at 6 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 420 patients (210 per arm) will be accrued for this study.
fatigue assessment and management, nutritional support, physical therapy, psychosocial assessment and care, quality-of-life assessment
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:06-0400
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