Do Self-Rated Performance Status Scores Correlate With Health-Care-Provider-Scores?
The purpose of this study is to determine if patients are able to self-rate their physical abilities and how these ratings compare to the ratings of their health-care provider.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Do Self-Rated Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) Scores Correlate With Health-Care-Provider-Rated Scores?|
- To determine the correlation between self-rated and health-care-provider-rated Karnofsky Performance Status scores. [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Karnofsky Performance Status Score||
Other: Karnofsky Performance Status Score
Karnofsky Performance Status scores will be independently completed by both the patient and their health-care provider at each routine clinic visit.
Other Name: Performance Status Scale
The Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) is a highly validated and essential measuring tool across the cancer population. The scale relates to purely physical ability and covers 11 stages, ranging from normal health to death, with each stage scored as a percentage. The score is determined by the health-care provider and is based on observation and narrative patient descriptions. The purpose of this study is to compare the scores rated by the health-care provider to the scores that patients assign to themselves.
|United States, Florida|
|University of Florida|
|Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610|
|Principal Investigator:||Erin M Dunbar, MD||University of Florida|