A randomized controlled trial of a technology-based lifestyle intervention vs. usual care among men with low-risk prostate cancer to determine the acceptability and feasibility of the intervention and the effect of the intervention on behavior change related to exercise, diet, and not smoking.
A Randomized Clinical Trial of Web-based Lifestyle Tools and Resources Versus Usual Care Among Men With Prostate Cancer
This is a PI-initiated, randomized, unblinded, clinical trial of a technology-based 3 month lifestyle intervention vs. usual care among men with low risk prostate cancer. We will recruit and consent 76 men with prostate cancer at UCSF. The subjects will be asked to complete questionnaires, 7 days accelerometer measurement, body measurements (weight, waist, hip, pulse, blood pressure) and collection of blood specimen at baseline and 3 months. Subjects will be randomized into two arms (Intervention Group and Control Group). The Intervention Group (N=38) will have access to the lifestyle website and an activity monitor (e.g., Fitbit), receive text messages, and be provided with individualized lifestyle recommendations. The Control Group (N=38) will have standard of care and be asked to continue with their usual lifestyle habits. They will receive access to the lifestyle website and be provided with individualized lifestyle recommendations at 3 months.
You can join if…
Open to males ages 18 years and up
patient must be in the UCSF Urologic Outcomes Database (UODB) and have consented to be contacted for future research
have non-metastatic prostate cancer and ≤clinical T3a disease at diagnosis
if receiving treatment, such as radical prostatectomy or radiation treatment, must be
3 months prior to enrollment
be able to speak and read English
have no contra-indication to moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise
have reliable access to the internet and willingness to access the website daily
be willing and able to travel to UCSF for pre- and post-study blood collection and some body measurements (weight, waist and hip circumference, pulse, blood pressure)
have ≤4 of 8 of the healthy behaviors at baseline, assessed via short questionnaire
You CAN'T join if...
cT3a stage disease at diagnosis
recently treated (within 3 months) with radical prostatectomy or radiation
not able to speak and read English
any uncontrolled illness of physical disability that contradicts moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise
no reliable access to the internet
unable to travel to UCSF for the pre- and post-study blood collection
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)accepting new patients San Francisco, California, 94143, USA