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Psychosocial Needs and Exploration of Online Support for Patients With Mesothelioma

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01356251
First received: May 17, 2011
Last updated: December 5, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

May 17, 2011
December 5, 2013
May 2011
May 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
To describe the psychological needs of patients with mesothelioma. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Patients'psychological symptom burden will be assessed by the set of questionnaires administered in part 1 of the study. scores of the assessments of coping (28-item Brief Cope), social support (6-item SSQ-SF), depressive symptoms (20-item Zung), and quality of life (36-item FACT-Lung).
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the aim is to explore the acceptability and promise of an Internet-based discussion group for patients with mesothelioma. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The investigators will summarize acceptability and gather pilot data on the promise of the intervention. Acceptability in this study will be assessed through the enrollment rate (percentage of eligible individuals consented and recruited into the Internet-based discussion group). The adherence rate will be the percentage of enrolled patients who complete all virtual group sessions.
the aim is to explore the acceptability and promise of an Internet-based support group for patients with mesothelioma. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The investigators will summarize acceptability and gather pilot data on the promise of the intervention. Acceptability in this study will be assessed through the enrollment rate (percentage of eligible individuals consented and recruited into the Internet-based support group). The adherence rate will be the percentage of enrolled patients who complete all virtual group sessions.
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Psychosocial Needs and Exploration of Online Support for Patients With Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma From a Patient Perspective: A Survey of Psychosocial Needs and Exploration of Online Support for Patients

The aim of this study is to learn about how mesothelioma affects patients' emotional and physical well-being. Also, the investigators would like to learn more about what patients need and how they deal with this illness. This information can help us find ways to lessen physical and emotional strains. Part of the study tests an alternate way of giving emotional support through the Internet. By providing support online, patients can participate in the comfort of their home.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Mesothelioma
  • Behavioral: Questionnaires & online virtual support group
    Part 1 surveys mesothelioma patients' psychological and physical symptom burden and quality of life by administering a set of questionnaires that covers topics including coping, interpersonal support, mood, anxiety, and overall quality of life. All mesothelioma patients who complete the questionnaires in part 1 will be offered an opportunity to participate in a trial of a therapeutic Internet-based discussion group. The groups will consist of either approximately 3-5 surgical patients or approximately 3-5 non-surgical patients. The groups will run for approximately 60 minutes once a week for six consecutive weeks.
  • Behavioral: Questionnaires & online virtual support group
    Part 1 surveys mesothelioma patients' psychological and physical symptom burden and quality of life by administering a set of questionnaires that covers topics including coping, interpersonal support, mood, anxiety, and overall quality of life. All mesothelioma patients who complete the questionnaires in part 1 will be offered an opportunity to participate in a trial of a therapeutic Internet-based discussion group. The groups will consist of either 3-5 surgical patients or 3-5 non-surgical patients. The groups will run for approximately 60 minutes once a week for six consecutive weeks.
  • Experimental: Surgical group with mesothelioma
    The study proposed here has two parts: part 1 surveys mesothelioma patients' psychological and physical symptom burden and quality of life through a set of questionnaires that covers topics including coping, interpersonal support, mood, anxiety, and overall quality of life. In part 2, patients are invited to participate in an Internet-based discussion group.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Questionnaires & online virtual support group
  • Experimental: Non Surgical group with mesothelioma
    The study proposed here has two parts: part 1 surveys mesothelioma patients' psychological and physical symptom burden and quality of life through a set of questionnaires that covers topics including coping, interpersonal support, mood, anxiety, and overall quality of life. In part 2, patients are invited to participate in an Internet-based discussion group
    Intervention: Behavioral: Questionnaires & online virtual support group
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Active, not recruiting
90
May 2014
May 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma and receiving care at MSKCC
  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Able to read and speak English
  • Patients who choose to participate in the Internet-based discussion groups, need a telephone, a computer, Internet access, and an e-mail account.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant psychiatric or cognitive disturbance sufficient, in the investigator's judgment, to preclude providing informed consent or participating in a group-format intervention (i.e., acute psychiatric symptoms which require individual treatment).
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01356251
11-066
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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Principal Investigator: Richard G. Key, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
December 2013

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