Measuring Physical Activity in Transfusion Dependent Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

What's the purpose of this trial?

This study assesses feasibility and patient acceptability of using a Fitbit to monitor step count and heart rate in transfusion dependent patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. Information from this study may help researchers understand if there is any correlation between activity level and anemia.

This trial is currently open and accepting patients.

What will happen during the trial?

You may be able to join this trial if you:

The following criteria is a partial list of reasons why patients may be eligible to participate in this clinical trial. Further evaluation with a medical professional is required.

Inclusion Criteria:

* Confirmed pathologic diagnosis of MDS
* Requiring \>= 2 blood transfusions in the past month if previously diagnosed or hemoglobin =\< 8 g/dL if newly diagnosed
* Age \>= 18
* Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 2
* Ambulatory (use of a walking aid, such as a cane or rollator, is acceptable)
* Able to give informed consent
* Willing to comply with all study procedures and available for the duration of the study
* Able to read and/or understand English
* Have access to an iPhone 4S or later, iPad 3 generation or later, Android 5.0 or later, or Windows 10 device
* Have access to Bluetooth low energy (LE) and internet connection for syncing

Exclusion Criteria:

• Uncontrolled illness including, but not limited to, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

Additional Trial Information

Enrollment: 21 patients (estimated)

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Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

Open and Accepting
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