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Studying a Quality of Life Questionnaire in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 27, 2007
Last updated: October 28, 2013
Last verified: August 2009

RATIONALE: Collecting information about the quality of life of patients with colorectal cancer may help doctors learn more about the disease.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the European Organization of Research for the Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) quality-of-life-questionnaire in patients with colorectal cancer.

Condition Intervention
Colorectal Cancer
Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Validation of an EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire Module for Patients With Colorectal Cancer

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reliability and clinical and psychometric validity of the European Organization of Research for the Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) quality of life questionnaire (QLQ-CR29)

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: May 2007
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • To test the reliability and clinical and psychometric validity of the European Organization of Research for the Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) quality of life questionnaire (QLQ-CR29) in an international sample of patients with colorectal cancer.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified into predetermined clinically distinct groups (colon cancer after surgery vs colon cancer undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy vs rectal cancer undergoing neoadjuvant radiotherapy vs rectal cancer after anterior resection with temporary stoma vs rectal cancer after abdominoperineal excision of rectum vs colorectal cancer undergoing palliative chemotherapy).

Quality-of-life data is collected alongside standard outcomes in patients undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer. Patients complete the European Organization of Research for the Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) quality of life questionnaire (QLQ-C30), the revised colorectal cancer module (QLQ-CR29), case report forms for clinical and sociodemographic data, and a debriefing questionnaire at different time points before, during, and after treatment. Some patients complete more sets of the same questionnaire at later time points to assess sensitivity to change over time and test-retest reliability. Reliability, and clinical and psychometric validity of the questionnaires are assessed by correlation analyses, exploration of known group comparisons, and responsiveness to clinical changes.


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


  • Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum
  • No brain metastases or intracranial tumor extension with cognitive impairment


  • No limit on performance status
  • Able to understand the language of the questionnaire
  • No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition potentially hampering compliance with the study protocol and follow-up schedule
  • No other concurrent malignancies except basal cell carcinoma of the skin


  • No prior participation in this study (in a different subgroup)
  • No concurrent participation in other quality of life studies that might interfere with this study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00564694

Centre Alexis Vautrin
Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France, 54511
Charite University Medical Center of Berlin
Berlin, Germany, D-13347
Klinikum der Universitaet Regensburg
Regensburg, Germany, D-93053
United Kingdom
Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust
Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom, RG24 9NA
Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre
Bristol, England, United Kingdom, BS2 8ED
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Jane Blazeby, MB, CHB, FRCS, BSc, MD University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00564694     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000574769
Study First Received: November 27, 2007
Last Updated: October 28, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
adenocarcinoma of the colon
recurrent colon cancer
stage I colon cancer
stage II colon cancer
stage III colon cancer
stage IV colon cancer
adenocarcinoma of the rectum
recurrent rectal cancer
stage I rectal cancer
stage II rectal cancer
stage III rectal cancer
stage IV rectal cancer

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