Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trial
Telehealth Exercise Intervention to Improve Physical Function and Frailty in Multiple Myeloma Survivors
This clinical trial examines a telehealth exercise intervention in improving physical function and frailty in multiple myeloma survivors. The exercise program uses a telehealth platform (delivered by smart phones, tablets, or computers) to view pre-recorded exercise videos on coordination, posture, stretching, balance, and resistance/aerobic (cardio) training. Frailty includes being underweight, slow walking speed, exhaustion, low physical activity, and weakness. Participating in an exercise program may help improve patient's physical function and strength.
I. Determine the effects of an 8-week telehealth exercise intervention on physical function as assessed by the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) test (Aim 1)
I. Determine the effects of an 8-week telehealth exercise intervention as assessed using a 5-scale frailty index: body mass index (self-report), tiredness (questionnaire), level of physical activity (self-report), gait speed (sensors), and muscular strength (hand grip dynamometer) (Aim 2).
II. Determine the sustainability of the intervention on physical function and frailty at week 17 (Aim 3).
OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.
ARM A: Patients undergo home-based exercise program 3 times per week for 8 weeks. Patients complete questionnaires at baseline (before 1 week) and at weeks 9 and 17.
ARM B: Patients complete questionnaires at baseline and at week 9 and 17. Patients continue maintaining current activities of daily living and do not participate in any exercise program. Patients may then participate in home-based exercise program 3 times per week for 8 weeks.
Diagnosed with multiple myeloma
>= 18 years old
Self-reported as pre-frail or frail (i.e. Fried Criteria: clinically underweight and exhibiting exhaustion, low energy expenditure, slow walking speed, and muscle weakness), with the presence of 2/5 indices classified as pre-frail and >= 3/5 indices classified as frail
Has undergone autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) within 30 and 180 days prior to registration
Physically able and willing to complete all study procedures
Have clinically significant/active cardiovascular disease (e.g. unstable angina, uncontrolled arrhythmia, etc.)
Have contraindications to exercise (acute infectious disease or unstable bone lesions)
Currently recovering from a recent injury or have been physically injured in the past 6 months, in which participation in rigorous exercise may not be appropriate
Participate in regular, structured exercise (> 60 minutes/week)
Female patients who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
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Duarte California, 91010, United States
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