Spousal Support in Head and Neck Cancer
Specific Aim 1. To examine the associations between emotional disclosure, social constraints/support and patient/spouse cognitive processing in Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) using self-report and observational methods.
Specific Aim 2. To examine the associations between emotional disclosure and social constraints/support at the initiation of radiation treatment (XRT) for HNC (baseline) and patient/spouse adjustment 4 and 12 months after XRT using self-report and observational methods.
Specific Aim 3. To examine the associations between patient/spouse reported emotional disclosure at baseline on patient distress and patient physical symptom reports/spouse caregiver burden 4 and 12 months after XRT.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Spousal Support, Emotional Disclosure, and Adjustment to Head and Neck Cancer|
- Social + Relationship Factors Affecting QOL of HNC Patients & Spouses [ Time Frame: 12 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Head and Neck Cancer Patients + Spouses
Behavioral: Questionnaires & Study Visit
Individual Questionnaires (1 hour) and videotaped discussion during Study Visit (1 1/4 hours)
Other Name: Survey
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|Contact: Ellen R. Gritz, PHD,BA||713-792-1890|
|United States, Texas|
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center||Recruiting|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator: Ellen R. Gritz, PHD,BA|
|Principal Investigator:||Ellen R. Gritz, PHD,BA||UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|