Video Support Program For Families With a Parent Newly Diagnosed With Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00020553|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2006 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 16, 2004
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2013
RATIONALE: A videotape support program may help families improve communication and coping skills when a parent is diagnosed with cancer.
PURPOSE: Randomized trial to study the effectiveness of a video support program for families who have a parent who has been newly diagnosed with cancer.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment||Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care||Not Applicable|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine if families who participate in a video support program function better as a family in the areas of communication, togetherness, and overall increased ability to cope when a parent is newly diagnosed with cancer. II. Determine if participation in this program decreases stress-related illness in the well members of the family. III. Determine the safety of this program. IV. Determine patient/family and medical provider satisfaction with this program.
OUTLINE: This a randomized study. Adult parent participants and spouses undergo a baseline assessment over approximately 1 hour comprising completion of a self-assessment form followed by an interview. Families are then randomized to one of two arms. Arm I: Adult parent participants receive a video support program comprising 3 videotapes (parent tape, adolescent tape, and child tape) and a parent guidebook. The parents are encouraged to screen the videotapes and decide whether to have their child and/or adolescent view the program. Arm II: Adult parent participants receive no video support material. Families may view the video program after study completion. Adult parent participants in both arms complete follow-up assessments at 6 and 12 weeks. This clinical trial is being conducted at the locations listed below. If you are interested in this clinical trial but unable to visit these locations, please call #1-800-848-3895 ext. 226 and ask for more information about the We Can Cope study.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 230 families will be accrued for this study.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Official Title:||We Can Cope: Family Support When A Parent Has Cancer|
|Study Start Date :||August 2000|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00020553
|United States, Maine|
|Maine Center for Cancer Medicine and Blood Disorders|
|Scarborough, Maine, United States, 04074|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Newton, Massachusetts, United States, 02464-1594|
|United States, New York|
|Albert Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Bronx, New York, United States, 10461|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Buddy Kemp Caring House|
|Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28207|
|United States, Texas|
|Baylor University Medical Center|
|Dallas, Texas, United States, 75246|
|Study Chair:||Jonas I. Bromberg||Inflexxion, Inc.|