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UMBRELLA Fit


- candidate number23459
- NTR NumberNTR5482
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR7-dec-2015
- Secondary IDsNl.52062.041.15 CCMO
- Public TitleUMBRELLA Fit
- Scientific TitleThe effect of exercise on breast cancer patients’ quality of life using the cmRCT design: The UMBRELLA Fit trial
- ACRONYMUMBRELLA Fit
- hypothesis1. We hypothesize that exercise training in breast cancer survivors positively affects patients quality of life, on the short- and longterm.
2. We hypothesize that the cohort multiple Randomised Controlled Trial (cmRCT) is a more suitable design for exercise-oncology trials.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedBreast cancer
- Inclusion criteria- Adult women with breast cancer visiting the radiotherapy department of the University Medical Center Utrecht
- Mentally able to understand and sign informed consent
- Able to speak, read and understand Dutch
- UMBRELLA informed consent for randomization to future research/ intervention studies
- 18-75 years of age
- 12 months to18 months post diagnosis
- Primary cancer treatment completed (except for hormonal treatment)
- Physically inactive lifestyle (<150 min per week moderate to intensive activities (>= MET4))
- Exclusion criteriaContra-indications for excercise
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 14-nov-2015
- planned closingdate31-dec-2017
- Target number of participants166
- Interventions- Intervention group: 12-week structured exercise programme with two combined strength- and endurance trainingssessions a week under supervision of a physiotherapist. In addition, patients will be asked to increase physical activity outside the program and reduce sedentary behaviour.
- Control group: care as usual
- Primary outcome- Quality of life
- Fatigue
- Anxiety and depression
- Physical activity level and sedentary time
- Secondary outcome- Contamination
- Participation
- Retention
- Composition of the study population
- Timepoints- Baseline (start exercise programme)
- 12 weeks (end exercise programme)
- Questionnaires at regular intervals within the UMBRELLA cohort (after diagnosis, 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, etc. months)
- Trial web site
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Roxanne Gal
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESDr. A.M. May
- Sponsor/Initiator University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU)
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
NWO Veni
- Publications
- Brief summaryRationale: The evidence for beneficial effects of exercise training in breast cancer survivors is growing, however, the long-term effects of structured exercise programmes are not clear yet. Furthermore, former trials have been performed in a highly controlled lab setting and included patients comprising a selected group of relatively young, and high educated women who were physically active before diagnosis. Inclusion of this selected group might have led to contamination (i.e. control participants adopt the exercise intervention) in these trials which might have diluted results and explain part of the small effect sizes found. Moreover, it hampers generalization of results. Exercise-oncology trials also suffer from difficult accrual since eligible patients do not want to be randomized to the control group. To overcome these problems, the cohort multiple Randomised Controlled Trial (cmRCT) is hypothesized be a more suitable design for this field. In a cmRCT, the intervention study is performed embedded in an on-going prospective cohort study with regular follow-up measurements. This design also provides an excellent opportunity to gain long-term results. Objective: Aim of this study is to assess the effects of exercise intervention on breast cancer patients’ quality of life on the short (6 months) and long-term (24 months) according to the cmRCT design. In addition, we will evaluate the concept of the cmRCT design in the field of exercise oncology.

Study design: Randomized controlled trial, nested within a prospective cohort (UMBRELLA) according to the ‘cohort multiple randomized controlled trial’ (cmRCT) design. UMBRELLA is a prospective cohort study including all breast cancer patients visiting the UMC Utrecht department of Radiotherapy .

Study population: Breast cancer patients participating in the UMBRELLA cohort who meet the following criteria: 1) UMBRELLA informed consent for randomization to future research/ intervention studies; 2) 18-75 years of age; 3) 12 months to18 months post diagnosis, 4) primary cancer treatment completed (except for hormonal treatment), and 5) a physically inactive lifestyle.

Intervention: A 12-week structured exercise programme, consisting of two one-hour supervised fitness (group) sessions at a physiotherapist centre per week. The training programme is a combination of high intensity endurance training and strength training.

Main study parameters/endpoints: The primary endpoints for this study are: quality of life (primary patient-related outcome), fatigue, and physical activity levels on the long-term. Secondary outcomes are methodological: i.e. contamination, participation, retention and the composition of the study population.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD7-dec-2015 - 5-jan-2016


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