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Table 2 Assessments and interventions

From: A randomized phase II study of nutritional and exercise treatment for elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung or pancreatic cancer: the NEXTAC-TWO study protocol

  Control arm Intervention arm
Sessions   Time pointa T1 T2/T3 T4 T1 T2/T3 T4
Detail of assessment/intervention
Nutritional sessions
30 min at T1
20 min at T2, T3, and T4
Assessments •Food intake
• Nutritional status (MNAd)
• Nutritional checklistb
•Skeletal muscle analysis
•Diet diary collection
Interventions • Nutritional advice
• Support for NISd management, food environment, and eating-related distress
• ONSd prescriptionc
Exercise session
30 min at T1
20 min at T2, T3, and T4 each for A and B.
Assessments • Assessment of physical function (Hand-grip strength, SPPBd)
• Exercise diary collection
• Assessment of physical activity
(Physical activity measurement, Physical activity interview)
• EORTC-QLQ-C30 questionnaire
Interventions A. Home-based resistance training       
• Prescription (T1) and modification (T2, T3, T4) of exercise program
• Instruction of exercise procedures
•Education of self-modification
B. Physical activity promotive counseling       
• Prescription of target daily step
• Physical activity counseling
• Education of fall prevention
  1. aBaseline assessments were performed during the time between study entry and initiation of chemotherapy (T1 point). Subsequent assessments were at 4 ± 2 (T2 point), 8 ± 2 (T3 point), 12 ± 2 (T4 point) weeks after the study enrollment
  2. bNutritional checklist to collects information about presence or absence of nutrition impact symptoms, problems in food environment, or eating-related distress
  3. cA branched-chain amino-acids rich oral nutritional supplement (Inner Power®, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan) was provided one pack daily for 12 weeks
  4. dMNA Mini-nutritional assessment, NIS nutrition impact symptoms, ONS oral nutritional supplement, SPPB Short Physical Performance Battery