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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer or Testicle Cancer
and you are
between 18 and 81
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

A life threatening disease such as cancer may lead to post traumatic stress disorder, and even when reporting low levels of side-effects from cancer disease and treatment, 80% report high levels of stress symptoms. The purpose of the present randomised controlled trial is to examine the psychosocial effects of a stress management intervention based on cognitive behaviour therapy and with focus on increased physical activity in patients with various cancer diagnoses using a stepped-care approach. When using a stepped-care approach it is possible to study the level and intensity of stress management intervention required to achieve increased well-being. A cost-utility analysis will also be performed. 300 adult patients with a recent diagnosis of breast-, colorectal- prostate, testicular cancer or lymphoma and scheduled for adjuvant and/or curative oncologic treatment at Haukeland University Hospital, will be consecutively included in the prospective intervention study. The patients will be randomized to intervention or control. In step 1, all patients in the intervention group (I-a) will receive 2 counselling sessions. Patients who report clinically significant levels of stress, such as intrusive thoughts/avoidance behaviour (measured by Impact of Event Scale) and/or worry and depressions (measured by Hospital and Depression Scale) will be included in Step 2 (I-b) and include another 4-7 counselling sessions. There will also be a focus on motivating to increase physical activity level. Both the intervention (I) and control group (C) are allowed to take part in the common rehabilitation program with patient education and physical training. Data will be collected with self-reported standardized questionnaires. Objectively measures of physical activity level, sleep and daily energy expenditure are recorded with SenseWear™ Pro3 Armband. Measure point is at inclusion and than after 6 week, 4, 8, 12 and 24 month.

Provided treatments

  • Other: Stressmanagement

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01588262. The sponsor of the trial is Haukeland University Hospital and it is looking for 300 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Early Rehabilitation of Cancer Patients