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Understanding and Improving Quality of Life Through a Wireless Activity Tracker: Observational Phase

Study Purpose

This project attempts to correlate wireless activity data with quality of life and sleep surveys in order to find a new method of monitoring patients during their treatment.

Recruitment Criteria

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type
Eligible Ages 18 Years - 99 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- diagnosed with primary or metastatic brain tumor - able to wear wireless activity tracker - able to complete QOL and sleep surveys every 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

- unable to provide consent - age < 18 - lack of use of the wireless activity tracker for more than 2 consecutive months

Trial Details

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Phase 2

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Lead Sponsor
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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Principal Investigator
David Darrow, MD MPH
Principal Investigator Affiliation University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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Agency Class
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Brain Tumor
Additional Details

This project proposes the investigation, validation, and use of a wireless activity tracker to better understand and improve the quality of life of patients suffering from brain tumors. The Fitbit flex wireless syncing activity tracker will be distributed to 75 patients, and the electronic infrastructure to automatically track patients will be created and adapted for the cohort. Surveys will routinely assess the ease-of-use and any problems arising. This heterogenous population of patients suffering from brain tumors will be tracked and compared through routine evaluation of their quality of life through well-established surveys, including the SF-36 and FACT-Br. The association between data recorded from the activity tracker and the QOL surveys will be quantified to validate the activity tracking data as a surrogate measure of part, if not all, of QOL as well as sleep.

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University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota




University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55455

Site Contact

David Darrow, MD MPH


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