A televideo exercise and nutrition program for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in maintenance therapy: Design and methods

C A Gibson, K J August, J L Greene, S D Herrmann, Jae Hoon Lee, S P Harvey, K Lambourne

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Abstract

Changes in nutrient intake and decreased exercise resulting from cancer therapies as well as their side effects may be contributing factors in the increased body weight and differences in physical fitness observed in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This article will describe the study protocol for an intervention program designed to improve the physical activity and nutrition behaviors of ALL survivors. Twenty-four children aged between 4 years and 12 years with ALL will be randomized to a 6-month technology-based exercise and nutrition program (TLC4ALLKids) or to enhanced usual care (eUC). The participants randomized to the TLC4ALLKids will participate in weekly, 1-hour coaching sessions on nutrition and physical activity and 1-hour physical activity classes delivered by group video conferencing. Participants will be provided with iPad tablets loaded with video conferencing software and the Healthy Lifestyle Tracking calendar to track daily nutrition and ph
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77–84
JournalJournal of Clinical Trials
StatePublished - 2015

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