A randomised controlled trial of a tele-based lifestyle intervention for colorectal cancer survivors ('CanChange'): study protocol

Hawkes, Anna L, Pakenham, Kenneth I., Courneya, Kerry S, Gollschewski, Sara, Baade, Peter, Gordon, Louisa G, Lynch, Brigid M, Aitken, Joanne F and Chambers, Suzanne K (2009) A randomised controlled trial of a tele-based lifestyle intervention for colorectal cancer survivors ('CanChange'): study protocol. BMC Cancer, 9 286-293. doi:10.1186/1471-2407-9-286


Author Hawkes, Anna L
Pakenham, Kenneth I.
Courneya, Kerry S
Gollschewski, Sara
Baade, Peter
Gordon, Louisa G
Lynch, Brigid M
Aitken, Joanne F
Chambers, Suzanne K
Title A randomised controlled trial of a tele-based lifestyle intervention for colorectal cancer survivors ('CanChange'): study protocol
Journal name BMC Cancer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-2407
Publication date 2009-08-18
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-9-286
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 9
Start page 286
End page 293
Total pages 8
Editor Dr. Melissa Norton
Place of publication United Kingom
Publisher BioMed Central Ltd.
Language eng
Subject C1
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
920102 Cancer and Related Disorders
920401 Behaviour and Health
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract Background Colorectal cancer survivors may suffer from a range of ongoing psychosocial and physical problems that negatively impact on quality of life. This paper presents the study protocol for a novel telephone-delivered intervention to improve lifestyle factors and health outcomes for colorectal cancer survivors. Methods/Design Approximately 350 recently diagnosed colorectal cancer survivors will be recruited through the Queensland Cancer Registry and randomised to the intervention or control condition. The intervention focuses on symptom management, lifestyle and psychosocial support to assist participants to make improvements in lifestyle factors (physical activity, healthy diet, weight management, and smoking cessation) and health outcomes. Participants will receive up to 11 telephone-delivered sessions over a 6 month period from a qualified health professional or 'health coach'. Data collection will occur at baseline (Time 1), post-intervention or six months follow-up (Time 2), and at 12 months follow-up for longer term effects (Time 3). Primary outcome measures will include physical activity, cancer-related fatigue and quality of life. A cost-effective analysis of the costs and outcomes for survivors in the intervention and control conditions will be conducted from the perspective of health care costs to the government. Discussion The study will provide valuable information about an innovative intervention to improve lifestyle factors and health outcomes for colorectal cancer survivors. Trial Registration ACTRN12608000399392
Formatted abstract
Background:
Colorectal cancer survivors may suffer from a range of ongoing psychosocial and physical problems that negatively impact on quality of life. This paper presents the study protocol for a novel telephone-delivered intervention to improve lifestyle factors and health outcomes for colorectal cancer survivors.

Methods/Design:
Approximately 350 recently diagnosed colorectal cancer survivors will be recruited through the Queensland Cancer Registry and randomised to the intervention or control condition. The intervention focuses on symptom management, lifestyle and psychosocial support to assist participants to make improvements in lifestyle factors (physical activity, healthy diet, weight management, and smoking cessation) and health outcomes. Participants will receive up to 11 telephone-delivered sessions over a 6 month period from a qualified health professional or 'health coach'. Data collection will occur at baseline (Time 1), post-intervention or six months follow-up (Time 2), and at 12 months follow-up for longer term effects (Time 3). Primary outcome measures will include physical activity, cancer-related fatigue and quality of life. A cost-effective analysis of the costs and outcomes for survivors in the intervention and control conditions will be conducted from the perspective of health care costs to the government.

Discussion:
The study will provide valuable information about an innovative intervention to improve lifestyle factors and health outcomes for colorectal cancer survivors.

Trial Registration:
ACTRN12608000399392
Keyword QUALITY-OF-LIFE
COMMITMENT THERAPY
PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS
FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT
INFORMED CHOICES
SOCIETY GUIDE
ACCEPTANCE
HEALTH
POPULATION
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 496002
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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