Study to Assess Cancer Patients' Satisfaction With Hospital Quality of Care

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00045019
First received: September 6, 2002
Last updated: August 24, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Questionnaires may help determine cancer patients' satisfaction with the quality of care they received in the hospital.

PURPOSE: Clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of questionnaires in assessing cancer patients' satisfaction with the quality of care they received in the hospital.


Condition Intervention
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Other: quality-of-life assessment

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An International Field-Testing Study Of The Reliability And Validity Of A Patient Satisfaction Module (QLQ-SAT32) Assessing Cancer Patients' Perception Of The Quality Of Care Received Within The Hospital

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Further study details as provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:

Enrollment: 795
Study Start Date: May 2002
Study Completion Date: March 2005
Primary Completion Date: June 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
discharged cancer patients
patients discharged from a surgery or medical ward of oncology institutes in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and United Kingdom (as part of a larger psychometric validation study) were asked to rate there level of satisfaction, using the EORTC QLQ-SAT32.
Other: quality-of-life assessment
QLQ-C30 SAT32
Other Name: QoL

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the scale structure, reliability, and validity of the QLQ-SAT32 patient satisfaction module in assessing the perception of the quality of care received in hospitals by patients with cancer.
  • Determine the success of the QLQ-SAT32 patient satisfaction module when used with the QLQ-C30 core quality of life questionnaire, in terms of expanding on quality of life evaluation or providing information on treatment acceptability or preference of these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a descriptive, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to age (18 to 49 vs 50 and over) and the cancer therapy received in hospital (surgery vs chemotherapy).

Patients in all strata receive the QLQ-SAT32 and QLQ-C30 questionnaires, a debriefing questionnaire, and the Oberst patient satisfaction visual analog scale prior to hospital discharge. Patients complete the materials at home within 7 days of discharge. A group of 100 patients have a repeat QLQ-SAT32 module mailed to them to be completed within 7 days of receipt of first questionnaire.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 640-768 patients (160-192 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

cancer patients discharged from a surgery or medical ward of oncology institute.

Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed cancer
  • Hospitalization of at least 3 days
  • No clinical evidence of brain metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • Not specified

Life expectancy

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic

  • Not specified

Hepatic

  • Not specified

Renal

  • Not specified

Other

  • No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition that would preclude study
  • Able to understand the language of the questionnaire
  • Mentally fit to complete a questionnaire

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy

  • Prior chemotherapy allowed

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy

  • Not specified

Surgery

  • Prior surgery for cancer allowed

Other

  • No concurrent participation in other quality of life studies that would preclude this study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00045019

Locations
Belgium
Institut Jules Bordet
Brussels, Belgium, 1000
France
Institut Bergonie
Bordeaux, France, 33076
Centre Regional Francois Baclesse
Caen, France, 14076
Institut Curie - Section Medicale
Paris, France, 75231
Centre Paul Strauss
Strasbourg, France, 67085
Centre Alexis Vautrin
Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France, 54511
Institut Gustave Roussy
Villejuif, France, F-94805
Spain
Hospital De Navarra
Pamplona, Spain, 31008
Sweden
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg, Sweden, S-413 45
Uppsala University Hospital
Uppsala, Sweden, S-75183
United Kingdom
Bristol Royal Infirmary
Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 8HW
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Investigators
Study Chair: Anne Bredart Institut Curie
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00045019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EORTC-15012, EORTC-15012
Study First Received: September 6, 2002
Last Updated: August 24, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

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