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Resistance Training

Exercise for Caregiver Burnout (C4C+ Trial)

Waitlist Available
Research Sponsored by Melanie Keats
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
18 years of age or older
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up through study completion (about 1 year)
Awards & highlights

C4C+ Trial Summary

This trial will assess if exercise helps cancer care providers manage burnout, fatigue, & wellbeing. Participants choose their exercise plan.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults over 18 who are paid caregivers to cancer patients within the Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program. It's designed for those actively practicing and looking to reduce burnout and improve well-being.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests a 12-week exercise program's effect on caregiver burnout. Participants choose from: supervised resistance training, resistance plus home walking/jogging, or a self-paced walking program.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Exercise programs may cause muscle soreness, fatigue, or injury if not done properly. Supervised sessions help minimize risks while promoting physical health benefits.

C4C+ Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am 18 years old or older.

C4C+ Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~through study completion (about 1 year)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and through study completion (about 1 year) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Feasibility - Attendance
Feasibility - Participant Experience
Feasibility - Participant Fidelity (Intervention Adherence)
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Secondary outcome measures
Aerobic fitness
Body Mass Index
Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale - Short Version (DASS21)
+8 more

C4C+ Trial Design

3Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Circuit-based resistance exercise plus home-based walkingExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
12-week, supervised twice weekly circuit-based resistance training program plus home-based (unsupervised) brisk walking/light jogging program 3 days/week.
Group II: Circuit-based resistance exerciseExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
12-week, supervised twice weekly circuit-based resistance training program.
Group III: Home-based walkingActive Control1 Intervention
12-week self-paced walking at home (unsupervised) 3 days/week.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Melanie KeatsLead Sponsor

Media Library

Circuit-based Resistance Training (Resistance Training) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05884073 — N/A
Secondary Traumatic Stress Research Study Groups: Home-based walking, Circuit-based resistance exercise, Circuit-based resistance exercise plus home-based walking
Secondary Traumatic Stress Clinical Trial 2023: Circuit-based Resistance Training Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05884073 — N/A
Circuit-based Resistance Training (Resistance Training) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05884073 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Are there still open slots for participants in this experiment?

"Per the information posted on clinicaltrials.gov, this investigation is no longer recruiting patients as its last update was on May 30th 2023. Although not actively searching for participants at present, there are still 309 other trials that require volunteers immediately."

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What results is the research team anticipating from this trial?

"The primary measure of success in this clinical trial, which will be evaluated over the course of a year, is fidelity to the administered intervention. Additionally, Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL), Depression Anxiety Stress Scale - Short Version (DASS21) and Physical Activity Behavior- Daily Step Count are being used as secondary markers for assessment."

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~24 spots leftby Aug 2025