Burden of Cancer in Children: A Pilot Study to Investigate the Impact and Content of Video Illness Narratives

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2009 by University of Rochester.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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University of Rochester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00793299
First received: November 18, 2008
Last updated: June 30, 2009
Last verified: January 2009

November 18, 2008
June 30, 2009
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Burden of Cancer in Children: A Pilot Study to Investigate the Impact and Content of Video Illness Narratives
Burden of Cancer in Children: A Pilot Study to Investigate the Impact and Content of Video Illness Narratives

In order to gain a greater understanding of the full experience of children with life-threatening illness, this study will provide video cameras to ten to fifteen 10-18 years olds in active treatment for cancer, and instruct them to make video illness narratives over the course of 1-3 months. The narratives will be studied as an intervention; each of the participants will be administered a measure of physical symptoms (the Memorial Symptom Assessment scale 10-18) and a measure of self-esteem (the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale). The video narratives will also be analyzed for content by theme in order to understand the participants' experiences in their own words. Our hypothesis is that these narratives will provide insight into the lives of children with cancer, increase their self-esteem, and decrease symptom distress, and improve communication between patients and their doctors.

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Interventional
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Cancer
Behavioral: Video Illness Narrative
video
Experimental: Video Illness Narrative
Intervention: Behavioral: Video Illness Narrative
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Active, not recruiting
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November 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with cancer
  • Age 10-18
  • In active treatment for cancer
  • Followed at the Strong Memorial Hospital/Golisano Children's Hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English Speaker
  • Cognitively impaired so as to make data collection difficult
Both
10 Years to 18 Years
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United States
 
NCT00793299
RSRB00025699
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Barbara Asselin, MD - Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist, University of Rochester
University of Rochester
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Principal Investigator: Emily Hahn, BA Medical Student
Principal Investigator: Barbara Asselin, MD Associate Professor
University of Rochester
January 2009

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