Delayed Nausea and Vomiting in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Receiving Oxaliplatin
RATIONALE: Learning how often patients experience nausea and vomiting after receiving anti-vomiting medicine and chemotherapy for colorectal cancer may help doctors plan better treatment and improve patients' quality of life.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying delayed nausea and vomiting in patients with colorectal cancer receiving standard anti-vomiting medicine during the first course of chemotherapy.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Prevalence of Delayed Nausea and Vomiting in Patients Being Treated With Oxaliplatin-based Regimens (mFOLFOX6 or FOLFOX7) for Colorectal Cancer|
- Percentages of Participants by Gender Who Reported Nausea During the First Week of Chemotherapy [ Time Frame: Week 1 of FOLFOX chemotherapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Impact of Nausea and Vomiting on the Patient's Quality of Life as Measured by the Functional Living Index - Emesis Scale at 5-7 Days [ Time Frame: Week 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Scale describing impact of nausea and vomiting on quality of life on a seven-point Likert Scale with higher score indicating worse quality of life.
- Number of Participants by History of Nausea Who Reported Nausea During the First Week of Chemotherapy [ Time Frame: week 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Number of participants with factors associated with increased frequency of nausea in the first cycle of chemotherapy, including history of motion sickness, history of pregnancy-related morning sickness, history of prior chemotherapy, and history of nausea associated with prior chemotherapy
|Study Start Date:||June 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- To assess the prevalence of delayed nausea and vomiting in patients with colorectal cancer receiving standard anti-emetic medications during the first course of an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen (mFOLFOX6 or FOLFOX7).
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients undergo collection of demographic, diagnostic, and treatment data at baseline. Patients complete the Functional Living Index-Emesis (FLIE) questionnaire at baseline prior to first chemotherapy infusion and at 5-7 days. Patients also fill out daily patient diaries about symptoms of nausea and vomiting, and use of medications to prevent these symptoms over days 1-5.
|United States, New York|
|Beth Israel Medical Center - Philipps Ambulatory Care Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10003|
|Principal Investigator:||Stewart Barry Fleishman, MD||Beth Israel Medical Center|