Cancer-Related Fatigue | Development and Evaluation of a Cancer-Related Fatigue Patient Education Program
Cancer-Related Fatigue research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The objective of this study is to develop a structured and evidence-based self-management
program to cope with cancer-related fatigue and to assess the efficacy of the intervention in
Who is eligible to participate?
- malign neoplasms
- ECOG performance status of 0-2
- moderate or severe fatigue
- stable condition after treatment
- German speaking
- life expectancy < 1 year
- patients with brain neoplasms
- suicidal tendencies
- severe psychiatric disorders
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Behavioral:Fatigue Patient Education Program (FIBS)6 weekly sessions, 90 min each
Behavioral:Fatigue Patient Education Program (FIBS)Participation in the program after the second follow-up
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
2waiting control group
Start Date: January 2008
Completed Date: December 2009
Primary Outcome: Fatigue
Secondary Outcome: Quality of Life, Depression and anxiety, physical activity
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Karl Reif
Lead Sponsor: University of Bremen
Collaborator: Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP)