Development and Validation of Perceived Fatigue Meaning Scale on Walking Program
Gastric Cancer
Conditions: Keywords
fatigue, meaning, education, walking program
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Name: walking
Type: Behavioral
Overall Status
The aims of this three-year study are to:

1. develop and validate a perceived meaning of fatigue scale

2. examine the effect of individualized patient education and walking programs on alleviating fatigue in patients with gastric or colorectal cancer,and further explore the relationship between the perceived meaning of fatigue and intervention outcome.
Detailed Description
In the first year, patients will be recruited from oncology inpatient wards and outpatient clinics in two medical center hospitals in Taipei. Purposive sampling will be used to recruit outpatients or inpatients receiving chemotherapy. Data will be analyzed by descriptive analysis, independent t-test, Pearson correlation, one-way analysis of variance, and exploratory factor analysis.

In the second and third years, an experimental design consisting of three groups including a control group, an education only group, and an education and walking program group will be used. Data will be collected at treatment weeks 1, 4,8,12,16 including three cycles of chemotherapy. Data will be analyzed by descriptive analysis, independent t-test, Pearson correlation, and generalized estimating equations. At least 230 subjects will be interviewed in the first year.

At least 105 of patients with gastric cancer or colorectal will be classified into the three groups in the second and third year. We expect the results of this study to explore the meaning of fatigue and to help develop a common strategy to manage fatigue in Taiwan. The results can help clinicians and researchers to tailor interventions for cancer patients with severe fatigue.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 20 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- The patients with gastric cancer during receiving chemotherapy

- Those who are willing to participate in the research

- Aged above 18
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Shiow-Ching Shun, Ph.D - 886-2-2312-3456 -
Start Date
September 2008
Completion Date
December 2011
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University Hospital
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