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Surgical Decision Making Among People With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Identifier:
First received: February 20, 2007
Last updated: July 19, 2011
Last verified: July 2011

This is a study for people with inflammatory bowel disease ("IBD"--that is, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's colitis, or indeterminate colitis). We are studying how people with IBD decide to have surgery when a doctor has told them they should think about having their colon (large bowel) removed. This surgery is called a "colectomy." Patients will be asked to fill out a questionnaire that takes about 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Questions ask about patients' background (age, etc.) and their IBD. They also ask about patients' decision to have surgery or not to have surgery. For instance, what kinds of things did they think about? Some questions ask about other people who affected the choice and how patients felt about the help they got from others. People who wish to join the study will receive payment to thank them for their time.

  • Patients must be at least 18 years old
  • Patients must speak English
  • Patients must have been told by their doctor to think about having surgery to take out their colon to (a) lower their risk for cancer or (b) because they have pre-cancer (called "dysplasia")
  • Patients do not need to have had the surgery--they may have already had the surgery, they may not have had it yet, or they may have decided they do not want to have it

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Surgical Decision Making Among People With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Further study details as provided by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:

Enrollment: 91
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
People with inflammatory bowel disease who respond to advertisements and study announcements or who were treatment at the recruitment site and referred by their physician.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Have been told by a doctor that they have ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, or indeterminate colitis.
  2. Be at least 18 years old
  3. Speak English
  4. Have been told by a doctor to think about having surgery to take out their colon ("colectomy") within the last 3 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00438711

United States, New York
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Christine Rini, Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  More Information

Responsible Party: Christine Rini, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Identifier: NCT00438711     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI K07 CA104701
GCO#03-0141 ( Other Identifier: Mt Sinai )
K07CA104701 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: February 20, 2007
Last Updated: July 19, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intestinal Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastroenteritis processed this record on May 25, 2017