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Registration number
ACTRN12610000609055
Ethics application status
No
Date submitted
27/07/2010
Date registered
27/07/2010
Date last updated
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
The Efficacy of a Referral and Physical Activity Program for Survivors of Prostate Cancer
Scientific title
The Efficacy of a Referral and Physical Activity Program, Compared to Usual Care, for Survivors of Prostate Cancer to Increase Participation in Physical Activity
Secondary ID [1] 252304 0
Nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Prostate cancer survivors 257815 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 257986 257986 0 0
Prostate

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The intervention will involve clinicians referring participants to an Active Exercise Program, which comprises small group sessions and individual home-based physical activity. Participants will initially undertake a one-on-one session with the exercise physiologist, which will include a discussion on the needs of the participant, physical activity preferences, goals, and strategies for overcoming any barriers to performing physical activity. A 12-week program will be undertaken comprising a combination of supervised small group physical activity sessions and home-based physical activity. Within the group session, the exercise program will be adapted to suit the ability of the participant. The exercise physiologist will lead the small group sessions two times per week and the participant will be advised to undertake their home-based program for a further one day per week. Each supervised session will last approximately 50 minutes and participants will be encouraged to socialise following the sessions. The program will also account for co-morbidities, health conditions, physical limitations and individual preferences. The Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science recommends that cancer survivors participate in low to moderate intensity physical activity, with regular frequency (3-5 times/week), for at least 20 minutes per session, involving aerobic, resistance or mixed exercise types.
Intervention code [1] 256878 0
Behaviour
Intervention code [2] 256884 0
Lifestyle
Intervention code [3] 256885 0
Treatment: Other
Comparator / control treatment
Clinicians will provide usual advice regarding physical activity, but not refer participants to the exercise program.
Control group
Active

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 258852 0
Participation in physical activity - measured using the leisure score index (LSI) of the Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire
Timepoint [1] 258852 0
T1 = pre-intervention
T2 = post-intervention (12 weeks from T1)
T3 = 6 months from T1
T4 = 12 months from T1
Secondary outcome [1] 264974 0
Cancer-specific quality of life - measured using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) core questionnaire (EORTCQLQ-C30 V3) and the prostate tumour-specific module (EORTCQLQ-PR25)
Timepoint [1] 264974 0
T1 = pre-intervention
T2 = post-intervention (12 weeks from T1)
T3 = 6 months from T1
T4 = 12 months from T1
Secondary outcome [2] 264975 0
Anxiety related to prostate cancer - measured by the Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer (MAX-PC)
Timepoint [2] 264975 0
T1 = pre-intervention
T2 = post-intervention (12 weeks from T1)
T3 = 6 months from T1
T4 = 12 months from T1
Secondary outcome [3] 264976 0
Depressive symptoms - measured using the Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Inventory (CES-D)
Timepoint [3] 264976 0
T1 = pre-intervention
T2 = post-intervention (12 weeks from T1)
T3 = 6 months from T1
T4 = 12 months from T1

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Adult males who:
(1) have completed active treatment for prostate cancer (hormonal therapy exempt) six months earlier
(2) have been treated with curative intent
(3) are stages I-III, and
(4) have the ability to complete English language versions of the participant surveys.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Sex
Males
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
Nil

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
On completion of active treatment, prostate cancer patients will be considered for the study at their six month follow up consultation.
The primary investigator will randomly assign clinicians to one of two study arms using computer generated random numbers.
Clinicians in the intervention arm will follow a standardized script to refer participants to the physical activity program. The clinician will provide patients with participant information and consent forms, referral slips detailing the physical activity program, and study contacts. Once the consent form has been returned, the project manager will arrange for the participant’s first physical activity session. Patients of clinicians assigned to the control arm will receive usual advice regarding physical activity, given the information and consent form and invited to be involved in the study by the clinician.
Allocation is not concealed.
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Simple randomisation by using a randomization table created by a computer software
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint/s
Efficacy
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Not yet recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 259812 0
State/province [1] 259812 0

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 257344 0
Government funding body e.g. Australian Research Council
Name [1] 257344 0
Australian Research Council
Country [1] 257344 0
Australia
Funding source category [2] 257345 0
Charities/Societies/Foundations
Name [2] 257345 0
Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia
Country [2] 257345 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
University
Name
Deakin University
Address
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 256585 0
University
Name [1] 256585 0
University of Alberta
Address [1] 256585 0
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6G 2R3
Country [1] 256585 0
Canada
Secondary sponsor category [2] 256586 0
University
Name [2] 256586 0
Victoria University
Address [2] 256586 0
PO Box 14428
Melbourne VIC 8001
Country [2] 256586 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [1] 251401 0
Hospital
Name [1] 251401 0
Epworth Healthcare
Address [1] 251401 0
89 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121
Country [1] 251401 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [2] 251402 0
Hospital
Name [2] 251402 0
Eastern Health
Address [2] 251402 0
5 Arnold St
Box Hill VIC 3128
Country [2] 251402 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [3] 251403 0
Hospital
Name [3] 251403 0
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Address [3] 251403 0
Locked Bag 1
A'Beckett Street VIC 8006
Country [3] 251403 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [4] 251404 0
Charities/Societies/Foundations
Name [4] 251404 0
YMCA Victoria
Address [4] 251404 0
582 Heidelberg Road
Fairfield VIC 3078
Country [4] 251404 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [5] 251405 0
Government funding body e.g. Department of Health, Cancer Council
Name [5] 251405 0
North Eastern Metropolitan Integrated Cancer Service
Address [5] 251405 0
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg, VIC 3084
Country [5] 251405 0
Australia

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
No
Ethics committee name [1] 259365 0
Eastern Health Research and Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 259365 0
Eastern Health Research and Ethics Office
Level 3 Arnold Building
5 Arnold Street
Box Hill VIC 3128
Ethics committee country [1] 259365 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 259365 0
30/08/2010
Approval date [1] 259365 0
01/01/0001
Ethics approval number [1] 259365 0
Ethics committee name [2] 259366 0
Epworth HealthCare Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [2] 259366 0
Human Research Ethics Committee Coordinator
Epworth HealthCare
89 Bridge Road
5LP
Richmond VIC 3121
Ethics committee country [2] 259366 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [2] 259366 0
30/08/2010
Approval date [2] 259366 0
01/01/0001
Ethics approval number [2] 259366 0
Ethics committee name [3] 259367 0
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [3] 259367 0
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Ethics Committee
Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre
Locked Bag 1
A'Beckett Street
Melbourne VIC 8006
Ethics committee country [3] 259367 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [3] 259367 0
30/08/2010
Approval date [3] 259367 0
01/01/0001
Ethics approval number [3] 259367 0
Ethics committee name [4] 259368 0
Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [4] 259368 0
Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee
Office of Research Integrity, Deakin University
Research Services
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125
Ethics committee country [4] 259368 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [4] 259368 0
30/09/2010
Approval date [4] 259368 0
01/01/0001
Ethics approval number [4] 259368 0
Ethics committee name [5] 269475 0
Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [5] 269475 0
Research Ethics Unit, Henry Buck Building
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road,
Heidelberg, Vic 3084
Ethics committee country [5] 269475 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [5] 269475 0
21/07/2011
Approval date [5] 269475 0
Ethics approval number [5] 269475 0
04339

Summary
Brief summary
There is irrefutable evidence that engaging in physical activity improves the physical health of prostate cancer survivors. Despite this evidence, men who survive prostate cancer do not engage in recommended levels of physical activity. The aim of this st
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