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Quality of Life of Older Patients Who Are Undergoing Treatment for Cancer and of Their Family Caregivers

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00255697
First Posted: November 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 9, 2015
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Studying quality-of-life in patients having cancer treatment and in their caregivers may help identify the intermediate- and long-term effects of treatment on patients with cancer and on their caregivers.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying quality of life of older patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer and of their family caregivers.


Condition Intervention
Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care Procedure: quality-of-life assessment

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Quality of Life Study Registry for Persons With Cancer and Family Caregivers

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Case Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional status by Karnofsky and ECOG at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year [ Time Frame: at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year ]
  • Co-morbidities by Charlson at baseline [ Time Frame: at baseline ]
  • Cognitive status by Short Orientation Concentration Memory Test at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year [ Time Frame: at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year ]
  • Quality of Life (QOL) by SF-12 at baseline [ Time Frame: at baseline ]
  • QOL and Symptoms by Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year [ Time Frame: at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year ]
  • Spirituality by Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT)-Sp at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year [ Time Frame: at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year ]
  • Social Support by Shortened Social Support Scale at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year [ Time Frame: at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year ]
  • Satisfaction with care by FACIT-TS-PS at 3 months and 1 year [ Time Frame: at 3 months and 1 year ]
  • Mood state by Profile of Mood States at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year [ Time Frame: at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year ]
  • Optimism by Life Orientation Test at baseline [ Time Frame: at baseline ]
  • Caregiver Burden by Caregiver Reaction Assessment at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year [ Time Frame: at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Trends over time (mood state, satisfaction, symptoms, QOL, caregiver burden, and cognitive status) for patient and caregiver by the tools listed above at 3 months and 1 year [ Time Frame: at 3 months and 1 year ]

Enrollment: 863
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care
    Patients undergo a 45-minute interview in person or by phone to provide demographic data and to complete quality of life questionnaires, including Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT), Spiritual tool, Quality and Satisfaction with Treatment (QUEST), and Profile of Mood State (POMS), at baseline and at 3 and 12 months. Caregivers undergo a 20- to 30-minute interview in person or by phone to provide demographic data and complete quality of life questionnaires, including the Caregiver Reaction Assessment (CRA), Quest, and POMS, at baseline and at 3 and 12 months. Caregivers complete the Quality of Death and Dying (QODD) questionnaire 2-3 months after the patient's death.
    Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
    Patients undergo a 45-minute interview in person or by phone to provide demographic data and to complete quality of life questionnaires, including Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT), Spiritual tool, Quality and Satisfaction with Treatment (QUEST), and Profile of Mood State (POMS), at baseline and at 3 and 12 months. Caregivers undergo a 20- to 30-minute interview in person or by phone to provide demographic data and complete quality of life questionnaires, including the Caregiver Reaction Assessment (CRA), Quest, and POMS, at baseline and at 3 and 12 months. Caregivers complete the Quality of Death and Dying (QODD) questionnaire 2-3 months after the patient's death.
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Obtain quality of life and psychosocial data from older patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer and from their family caregivers.

OUTLINE: This is a pilot, cross-sectional study.

Patients undergo a 45-minute interview in person or by phone to provide demographic data and to complete quality of life questionnaires, including Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT), Spiritual tool, Quality and Satisfaction with Treatment (QUEST), and Profile of Mood State (POMS), at baseline and at 3 and 12 months. Caregivers undergo a 20- to 30-minute interview in person or by phone to provide demographic data and complete quality of life questionnaires, including the Caregiver Reaction Assessment (CRA), Quest, and POMS, at baseline and at 3 and 12 months. Caregivers complete the Quality of Death and Dying (QODD) questionnaire 2-3 months after the patient's death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Not specified

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care clinic
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Patient:

    • Confirmed diagnosis of any type of cancer
    • Undergoing cancer treatment at Ireland Cancer Center
  • Caregiver:

    • Identified family caregiver of a patient diagnosed with cancer
  • Patient and caregiver may participate regardless of whether the other person agrees to participate or not

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-3 (patient)

Life expectancy

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic

  • Not specified

Hepatic

  • Not specified

Renal

  • Not specified

Other

  • Able to speak and comprehend English
  • Cognitively competent to be interviewed (patient)

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Not specified

  Contacts and Locations
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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): NCT00255697


Locations
United States, Ohio
Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106-5065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Barbara Daly, PhD, RN Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00255697     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CASE8Z05
P30CA043703 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CASE8Z05 ( Other Identifier: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center )
First Submitted: November 18, 2005
First Posted: November 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 9, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

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