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Web-based Intervention for Lung Cancer Patients and Their Informal Caregivers

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00365963
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 18, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 19, 2019
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to find out if patients with lung cancer and their main informal caregiver (person providing physical, emotional, or financial support) are helped by getting information, support, and decision making tools through a computer system called CHESS(the Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Device: Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Many patients and their family/friends use the internet for obtaining information regarding the cancer diagnosis and treatment. In this study, the main caregiver of patients with advance (stage III or IV) non-small cell lung cancer is provided with a computer and internet access. Approximately one-half of the participants will also receive CHESS.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 252 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Clinician Integration Study
Study Start Date : April 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2007

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Caregivers

Intervention Details:
  • Device: Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System
    computer based support and education

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Caregiver affect and adjustment [ Time Frame: 1 year post patient death ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinician-Patient-Caregiver Communication [ Time Frame: throughout study ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 110 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (Stage III or Stage IV)
  • Needs to have a "caregiver" - a spouse, partner, family member, or friend providing emotional, physical, and/or financial support - to participate with the patient.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00365963

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United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin- Madison 610 Walnut St, WARF 1109A
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53705
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: David H Gustafson, PhD Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis
Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00365963    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2003-191X
5P50CA095817-03 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CC04315 ( Other Identifier: University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center )
2003-191 ( Other Identifier: Institutional Review Board )
A195000 ( Other Identifier: UW Madison )
ENGR/INDUSTRIAL ENGR ( Other Identifier: UW Madison )
First Posted: August 18, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 19, 2019
Last Verified: February 2016
Keywords provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:
lung cancer, caregivers, support, resources, education
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases