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Development of a Computer Assisted Survivor Screening For Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: December 20, 2007
Last updated: July 24, 2008
Last verified: July 2008
This study will compare two ways of having people respond to a questionnaire about health and emotional well-being: on a computer and with paper and pencil. We will see how long it takes using both methods. We will also ask you how you feel about using a computer to answer the questions.

Childhood Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Development of a Computer Assisted Survivor Screening For Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: August 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
To determine feasibility of using the Computer Assisted Survivor Screening (CASS) as a routine screening measure for the survivor population. Specifically, to determine patient acceptance, time to completion, and burden associated with the CASS. To examine the potential utility of the CASS as a routine screening measure in the survivor population. To validate the CASS against the SCL-90-R screening measure. Calculate the sensitivity,specificity, positive and negative predictive values, diagnostic agreement and ROC curve of the CASS compared to the SCL-90. Determine the optimal cut-off scores to optimize agreement between the CASS and the SCL-90.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 49 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
adult survivors of childhood cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Currently at least 18 years of age and not older than 49 years of age
  • Diagnosed with first malignancy before the age of 22
  • Completed all cancer treatment at least three years prior
  • Able to complete the survey instruments in English
  • Scheduled for a routine off-treatment follow-up oncology appointment
  • Currently disease-free and not receiving any cancer treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of a central nervous system tumor
  • A sensory or cognitive impairment that would interfere with completion of the survey
  • Currently undergoing treatment by a psychiatrist or psychologist (ie., currently receiving psychotherapy and/or psychotropic medications, as per self-report)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00579293

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Ford, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Jennifer Ford, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00579293     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-098
Study First Received: December 20, 2007
Last Updated: July 24, 2008

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
adult survivor of childhood cancer
computer assisted screening of survivors (CASS) processed this record on May 25, 2017