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This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
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Collaborator:
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
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention
Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Other: questionnaire administration
Other: study of socioeconomic and demographic variables
Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Correlates of Post-Traumatic Growth in Cancer Patients and Their Partners

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Further study details as provided by Case Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of posttraumatic growth [ Time Frame: after diagnosis of cancer ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: February 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    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.
Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Primary Care Clinic

Criteria

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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00769249

Sponsors and Collaborators
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Investigators
Study Chair: T.J. McCallum, PhD Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: T. J. McCallum, PH.D., Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00769249     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CASE8Z07, P30CA043703, CASE8Z07
Study First Received: October 8, 2008
Last Updated: July 13, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Case Comprehensive Cancer Center:
psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

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