Intensive Nutrition Counselling in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||head and neck squamous cell cancer|
|Sponsor||Helsinki University Central Hospital|
|Start date||November 2007|
|End date||December 2014|
|Trial size||65 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02159508, 322-E9-05|
The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of a pre-planned patient-adjusted intensive nutritional counselling given by a dietitian several times during (chemo)radiotherapy vs. individualized nutritional counselling given by a dietitian once in the beginning of (chemo)radiotherapy and thereafter on-demand in patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer.
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other Countries||No locations recruiting|
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Primary purpose||supportive care|
time frame: 6 months
time frame: 5 year
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Clinical diagnosis of primary locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, pharynx, nasopharynx or larynx Exclusion Criteria: - renal function impairment - liver insufficiency - heart failure - pulmonal impairment - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - cognitive impairment - previous cancer in any location - terminal stage
|Official title||An Intervention Study Comparing Intensive Nutrition Counselling With On-demand Counselling in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Chemoradiotherapy|
|Description||- A sample size of 102 patients was identified to achieve 30% reduction in prevalence of malnutrition at the end of treatment (50% to 20%), with a significance value of 5% (p < 0.05), 90% power. The second calculation was for a sample size of 88 patients for 30% reduction in prevalence of malnutrition at the end of treatment (50% to 20%) with the significance value 5% (p<0.05), 85% power and effect size 70%. Based on these numbers, our aim is to recruit 100 patients, with the assumption that 12% patients would be lost to follow up. - Randomization will be performed by the minimization procedure with the Minim Program® (http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~mb55/guide/randsery.htm). The allocation will be done according to the following criteria: 1) Stage I-II vs. Stage III-IV; 2) age <65 vs. >=65 year; 3) Body Mass Index <20 vs. >=20 kg/m2 and 4) tumour location (oral cavity-oropharynx-tonsils vs. hypopharynx-larynx vs. nasopharynx). - Adverse events of chemoradiotherapy will be classified according to the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events-3.0 (CTCAE v3.0) - Nutritional status will be assessed by patient-generated subjective global assessment, nutritional risk screening-2002, upper-arm anthropometry (MAC, triceps skinfold thickness, MAMA), Bio-impedance, hand grip strength and weight loss. - Survival: overall survival, disease-specific survival and disease-free survival are calculated.|
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