Last updated on November 2018

Post-op Wellness Program for Pancreatic Cancer Patients That Uses Patient Feedback and Real-time Provider Monitoring


Brief description of study

This pilot clinical trial explores the use of wireless collection and transmission of physical activity, nutrition, and self-reported data from patients undergoing pancreas surgery. Home-based post-operative (post-op) rehabilitation programs that feature structured walking have been found to improve post-surgical outcomes. The addition of home monitoring of biometric and self-report outcomes may enable more rapid intervention to address slow patient recovery rates.

Detailed Study Description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To explore the feasibility and acceptability in diverse samples of cancer patients of wireless collection and transmission of data for transfer into the open-source cyberinfrastructure (CI) called Cyberinfrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CYCORE).

OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to 1 of 4 arms.

ARM I (COLORECTAL CANCER PATIENTS) (CLOSED TO ACCRUAL AS OF 01/30/14): Patients use two accelerometers, a blood pressure monitor, a heart rate monitor, a global positioning system (GPS) device, and a smart phone that prompts patients to electronically answer questions about exercise and health-related symptoms and feelings. The devices are used for 5 consecutive days. After a 2 week period, patients resume use of the devices for an additional 5 days.

ARM II (HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS) (CLOSED TO ACCRUAL AS OF 01/30/14): Patients use two accelerometers, a blood pressure monitor, a weight scale, and a smart phone that prompts patients to electronically answer questions about diet and health-related symptoms. The devices are used for 5 consecutive days. After a 2 week period, patients resume use of the devices for an additional 5 days.

ARM III (HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS) (CLOSED TO ACCRUAL AS OF 01/30/14): Patients use a smart phone that prompts patients to electronically answer questions about diet, health-related symptoms, and swallowing exercises. Patients also take video recordings of their neck while performing swallowing exercises. The device is used for 5 consecutive days. After a 2 week period, patients resume use of the device for an additional 5 days.

ARM IV (CANCER SURVIVORS THAT ARE CURRENT/FORMER SMOKERS) (CLOSED TO ACCRUAL AS OF 01/30/14): Patients use a carbon monoxide (CO) monitor and a smart phone that prompts patients to electronically answer questions about smoking. Patients also take video recordings of themselves while exhaling into the CO monitor. The devices are used for 5 consecutive days. After a 2 week period, patients resume use of the devices for an additional 5 days.

PANCREATIC CANCER STUDY (PCS): Patients receive post-surgical wellness program consisting of physical activity, nutrition counseling, and daily monitoring (physical activity, weight, and self-reported data) for up to 7 months post-op.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT01365169

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M D Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX United States
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Recruitment Status: Open


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