Study of the Physical and Emotional Needs of Parents Caring for Children Receiving Chemotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00056069
First received: March 6, 2003
Last updated: April 30, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Studying the physical and emotional needs of parents who are caring for children receiving chemotherapy for cancer may help doctors plan effective treatments for the patient that allow for improved quality of life of the patient's family.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the different physical and emotional needs of parents whose children are undergoing chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia either in an outpatient clinic or in the hospital.


Condition Intervention
Leukemia
Other: questionnaire administration

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Differences in Parental Caregiving Demands in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia by Length of Infusion Therapy

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Children's Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Event Free Survival [ Time Frame: Length of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine whether caregivers whose child is randomized to receive the 24-hour methotrexate infusion will report lower caregiving demand than will caregivers whose child is randomized to receive the 4-hour infusion [ Time Frame: Length of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Total score from the CMCC [ Time Frame: Length of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 172
Study Start Date: December 2002
Study Completion Date: March 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Observational
Questionnaire Administration: Participants complete questionnaires regarding caregiver demands and family information over 25-30 minutes within 3-4 months of the initiation of the child's treatment and at the completion of the first year of the child's treatment.
Other: questionnaire administration
Participants complete questionnaires regarding caregiver demands and family information over 25-30 minutes within 3-4 months of the initiation of the child's treatment and at the completion of the first year of the child's treatment.
Other Name: Ancillary studies

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Compare the caregiving demands reported by parents of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia receiving methotrexate on 2 different infusion schedules (inpatient care vs outpatient care).
  • Compare the change in caregiving demands on these parents over time, in terms of physical and emotional care, the need to make family arrangements, the need to communicate about the child's care, the need to gather information about the child's health status, and the effect on family well-being.

OUTLINE: Participants complete questionnaires regarding caregiver demands and family information over 25-30 minutes within 3-4 months of the initiation of the child's treatment and at the completion of the first year of the child's treatment.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 164 participants will be accrued for this study within 0.8 years.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Parent or legal guardian who is the primary caregiver of a patient enrolled on COG-P9904 or COG-P9905 protocol

    • Patient has not yet received week 13 of therapy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

  • Not specified

Performance status

  • Not specified

Life expectancy

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic

  • Not specified

Hepatic

  • Not specified

Renal

  • Not specified

Other

  • Able to understand English

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy

  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy

  • Not specified

Surgery

  • Not specified
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00056069

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
Investigators
Study Chair: Diane Keegan Wells, RN, MSN, CPNP University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Children's Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00056069     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACCL01P3, COG-ACCL01P3, CDR0000271934, NCI-2012-02522, U10CA095861
Study First Received: March 6, 2003
Last Updated: April 30, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Children's Oncology Group:
psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment
childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases

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