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Life After Cancer Treatment Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00473941
First Posted: May 16, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2011
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Temple University
  Purpose
The purpose of the study is to find new ways to improve the quality of life of people who have been treated for colon or rectal cancer.

Condition Intervention
Colorectal Cancer Behavioral: Expressive writing

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Expressive Writing and Adjustment to Colorectal Cancer

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Temple University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of Life measurements-Behavioral Intervention [ Time Frame: 2-Weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: 1
Writing in a journal 15 minutes a day
Behavioral: Expressive writing
Quality of life measures through writing
No Intervention: 2
Control Writing in a journal 15 minutes a day
Behavioral: Expressive writing
Quality of life measures through writing

Detailed Description:

Individuals who take part in the study can expect:

Two Interviews:

  • To be interviewed by our research staff over the phone. The interviews will include questions about your current quality of life and health.

Brief Writing in a Journal:

  • To write for 15 minutes twice a week for two weeks about aspects of your life.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Treated for stage I, II or III colon or rectal cancer in the past 5 years
  • Completed surgical treatment
  • Must be able to read and write in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of other cancers, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer
  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): NCT00473941


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19122
Sponsors and Collaborators
Temple University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Stephen Lepore, Ph.D. Temple University
Principal Investigator: Tracey A Revenson, Ph.D Graduate College, City University of New York
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Temple University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00473941     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R21CA107428-01A2 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: May 15, 2007
First Posted: May 16, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2011
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by Temple University:
colorectal cancer
colon cancer
rectal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases