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Positive Changes in Quality of Life of Older Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
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Information provided by:
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00769249
First received: October 8, 2008
Last updated: July 13, 2011
Last verified: July 2011

October 8, 2008
July 13, 2011
February 2008
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Rate of posttraumatic growth [ Time Frame: after diagnosis of cancer ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Rate of posttraumatic growth [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Positive Changes in Quality of Life of Older Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers
Correlates of Post-Traumatic Growth in Cancer Patients and Their Partners

RATIONALE: Gathering information about the positive changes in quality of life of older patients with cancer and their care givers may help doctors learn more about the disease and plan better treatment.

PURPOSE: This research study is looking at positive changes in the quality of life of older cancer patients and their caregivers.

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

  • To use prior data from an existing registry (Quality of Life Survey Registry for Persons With Cancer and Family Caregivers protocol CASE-8Z05) and to expand upon these data by adding measures that capture the particularly salient concepts of the patient/caregiver dyadic relationship and posttraumatic growth.
  • To identify rates and psychosocial correlates of posttraumatic growth among older adult cancer patient/spouse or partner dyads.

OUTLINE: Patients and their caregivers complete three questionnaires that will take approximately 20 minutes either by mail or telephone. The questionnaires comprise of demographic and psychosocial correlates of posttraumatic growth including age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education, anxiety, relationship quality, coping style, social support, and cultural beliefs about caring for elders.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample

Primary Care Clinic

  • Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment
  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
  • Other: questionnaire administration
    Patients and their caregivers complete three questionnaires that will take approximately 20 minutes either by mail or telephone. The questionnaires comprise of demographic and psychosocial correlates of posttraumatic growth including age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education, anxiety, relationship quality, coping style, social support, and cultural beliefs about caring for elders.
  • Other: study of socioeconomic and demographic variables
    Patients and their caregivers complete three questionnaires that will take approximately 20 minutes either by mail or telephone. The questionnaires comprise of demographic and psychosocial correlates of posttraumatic growth including age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education, anxiety, relationship quality, coping style, social support, and cultural beliefs about caring for elders.
  • Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care
    Patients and their caregivers complete three questionnaires that will take approximately 20 minutes either by mail or telephone. The questionnaires comprise of demographic and psychosocial correlates of posttraumatic growth including age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education, anxiety, relationship quality, coping style, social support, and cultural beliefs about caring for elders.
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Withdrawn
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December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Patient must meet the following criteria:

    • Confirmed cancer of any type
    • Currently receiving medical care at the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals of Cleveland
    • Must have enrolled and participated in CASE-8Z05
  • Identified available family caregiver of a patient diagnosed with stage III or IV cancer

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Patients must meet the following criteria:

    • ECOG performance status 0-3
    • Cognitively competent to be interviewed
    • Able to speak and comprehend English
  • Caregivers must be able to speak and comprehend English

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • See Disease Characteristics
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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NCT00769249
CASE8Z07, P30CA043703, CASE8Z07
Yes
T. J. McCallum, PH.D., Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: T.J. McCallum, PhD Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
July 2011

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