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This pilot clinical trial studies how well the True NTH Community of Wellness internet-based exercise and diet support works in improving diet and exercise habits in prostate cancer survivors. Internet-based exercise and diet support may help better control treatment-related side effects and symptoms, better overall quality of life, and lower risk factors associated with cancer progression.
I. To determine the feasibility and acceptability of the Community of Wellness web portal among prostate cancer survivors by conducting a randomized controlled study comparing four levels of web-based content and interaction with participants.
I. To compare efficacy of four levels of web-based content in the Community of Wellness web portal in a pilot randomized controlled trial on exercise and dietary habits, self-efficacy for behavior change, motivation for exercise, and changes in treatment-related side effects.
OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to 1 of 4 groups.
GROUP I: Patients receive "Written Information" which includes access to the TrueNTH open access portal that provides basic written information about exercise and diet.
GROUP II: Patients receive access to "Written Information + Prescription", including written information plus additional an exercise prescription and tailored diet recommendations.
GROUP III: Patients receive access to "Written Information + Prescription + Technology", including written information, exercise prescription + diet recommendation and additional technology components. Patients complete diet and exercise behavior logs and receive educational and motivational text messages about healthy diet and exercise habits.
GROUP IV: Patients receive access to "Written Information + Prescription + Technology + Coaching" and receive written information, exercise prescription + diet recommendation, technology support and a 30-minute (each) diet and exercise consultation plus the ability to receive ongoing advice from coaches via the web portal.
After completion of intervention, patients are followed up at 3 months.
Written Information, Prescription, Technology, Coaching
UCSF Medical Center-Mount Zion
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-01-26T13:20:10-0500
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