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Quality of Life and Liver Metastases

This study has been completed.
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Radboud University Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
An increasing aggressiveness in the surgical approach of colorectal liver metastases is observed. This seems only justified when, besides prolongation of survival, also the health status of patients is considered. The aim of this prospective study is to investigate the impact of surgery on health-related quality of life in this specific patient population operated for colorectal liver metastases.Furthermore, as the indications for hepatic resection are broadened and patients with more extensive liver disease are operated on, the chance of non operable disease at laparotomy will increase. The effects of such an event on HRQol are also studied.

Condition Intervention
Colorectal Liver Metastases Quality of Life Behavioral: quality of life

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Quality of Life After Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastases

Further study details as provided by Radboud University:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: June 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2002
Detailed Description:
In a prospective study several patients groups were identified. Patients undergoing liver resection and/or local ablative therapy. Patients with non operable disease at (explorative) laparotomy and outpatients with non operable disease as shown during work up for liver resection. Several validated instruments on HRQoL were ompleted preoperatively (baseline), a half month after operation and then every three months.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

colorectal liver metastases (operable and non operable disease) and participation by means of filling in quality of life instruments

Exclusion Criteria:

drop out and therefore loss of quality of life instruments

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00184834

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6500 HB
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
Principal Investigator: Theo Ruers, MD, PhD Radboud University
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00184834     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: qol1
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 12, 2005

Keywords provided by Radboud University:
health-related quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms, Second Primary
Liver Neoplasms
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases processed this record on August 23, 2017