Quality of Life Among Children and Adolescents With Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2005 by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00285363
First received: January 31, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2005
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

This descriptive study aims to allow children and adolescents who have cancer to self-evaluate their quality of life. It is hypothesized that treatment affects quality of life in the areas of physical and social functioning. It is further hypothesized that these effects dissipate within 6 months after treatment is completed.


Condition
Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Quality of Life Among Children and Adolescents With Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2005
Detailed Description:

Study participants will include all children and adolescents (aged 7 to 21 years old) currently receiving care from the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the CMHC, which will serve as the study site. These individuals will be identified by the health care professionals working in the clinic. Specific study criteria will include only those individuals who (1) can read or write in the English language (due to limited availability of translators); (2) appear to not possibly suffer psychological harm by participating (as determined by any health care professional working in the Clinic); and (3) do not have a health condition and/or medical need that supersedes study participation. The weekly list of appointments will be reviewed by the researchers who already work in the Clinic for appropriateness (JH, JB and KS). To prevent participation coercion, solicitation for participation will be provided through the Child Life Specialist (CLS). The CLS is known to each participant and will function as a data collector for this study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:Study participants will include all children and adolescents (aged 7 to 21 years old) currently receiving care from the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the CMHC, which will serve as the study site. These individuals will be identified by the health care professionals working in the clinic. Specific study criteria will include only those individuals who (1) can read or write in the English language (due to limited availability of translators); (2) appear to not possibly suffer psychological harm by participating (as determined by any health care professional working in the Clinic); and (3) do not have a health condition and/or medical need that supersedes study participation. -

Exclusion Criteria: (1) Those electing not to participate; (2) those with no guardian available to consent or (3) those not yet diagnosed with a cancer condition.

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  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00285363

Locations
United States, Missouri
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Peggy Ward-Smith, PhD University of Missouri, Kansas City
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00285363     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04 05-052E, CMCC grant
Study First Received: January 31, 2006
Last Updated: January 31, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:
cancer
quality of life
adolescents

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 26, 2014