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 cancer survivors.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - adult - malign neoplasms - ECOG performance status of 0-2 - moderate or severe fatigue - stable condition after treatment - German speaking Exclusion Criteria: - life expectancy < 1 year - patients with brain neoplasms - suicidal tendencies - severe psychiatric disorders

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Cancer-Related Fatigue

Study Interventions

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

Study Arms

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

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: January 2008

Completed Date: December 2009

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


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)

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