3-month Aerobic and Resistance Exercise Intervention for Individuals Diagnosed With Melanoma

Study Purpose

Our proposed study will focus on addressing the feasibility, safety and benefits of a 3-month exercise intervention among individuals diagnosed with melanoma. The study will be conducted at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Eligible participants (n=24) will be randomized into 3 months of wellness education (n=12) or structured exercise (n=12).

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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No
Study Type

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Interventional
Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

(a) men and women (≥ 18 years of age) with a diagnosis of melanoma cancer within one year from diagnosis, (b) not meeting the guidelines for physical activity (less than 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week for 6 weeks prior the enrollment) (c) a commitment to two weekly supervised exercise sessions or bi-monthly educational sessions for three months at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (d) and able to understand, read and write English.

Exclusion criteria:

(a) participants for whom physical activity is contraindicated because of comorbid conditions, (b) participants with dementia, altered mental status or psychiatric condition and (c) participants who are unwilling or unable to provide informed consent.

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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NCT03825913
Phase

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N/A
Lead Sponsor

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University of Miami
Principal Investigator

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Eduard Tiozzo, PhD
Principal Investigator Affiliation University of Miami
Agency Class

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Other
Overall Status Not yet recruiting
Countries United States
Conditions

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

Melanoma
Additional Details

Our proposed study will focus on addressing the feasibility, safety and benefits of a 3-month exercise intervention among individuals diagnosed with melanoma. The study will be conducted at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The eligible participants will meet the following inclusion and exclusion criteria. Inclusion criteria: (a) men and women (≥ 18 years of age) with melanoma cancer within one year from diagnosis, (b) not meeting the guidelines for physical activity (less than 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week for 6 weeks prior the enrollment) (c) a commitment to two weekly supervised exercise sessions or bi-monthly educational sessions for three months at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and (d) able to understand, read and write English. Exclusion criteria: (a) participants for whom physical activity is contraindicated because of comorbid conditions, (b) participants with dementia, altered mental status or psychiatric condition and (c) participants who are unwilling or unable to provide informed consent. The participants (n=24) will be randomized into 3 months of: 1) wellness education (n=12) or 2) structured exercise (n=12). All participants will receive standard treatment as directed by their oncologists. Individuals in the wellness education group will attend bi-monthly sessions where they will receive general wellness information pertaining to physical activity, nutrition, sleep, weight management and mindfulness. Individuals in the structured exercise group will attend supervised exercise sessions twice per week and receive a tailored daily walking plan using physical activity trackers. A comprehensive assessment will be conducted at baseline and 3-months, which will include demographics, medical and treatment history, anthropometrics, quality of life, physical fitness, past and current sun exposure, fatigue, and nutritional status. We plan the following specific aims: Aim 1: To assess feasibility, adherence, and safety of a 3-month supervised exercise program in melanoma patients. Aim 2: To evaluate the impact of a 3-month supervised exercise program on quality of life in melanoma patients. Aim 3: To evaluate the effect of a 3-month supervised exercise program on cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength in melanoma patients.

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University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Status

Not yet recruiting

Address

University of Miami

Miami, Florida, 33136

Site Contact

Eduard Tiozzo, PhD

etiozzo@miami.edu

305-243-6912

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