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Do Self-Rated Performance Status Scores Correlate With Health-Care-Provider-Scores?

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida Identifier:
First received: August 13, 2008
Last updated: January 15, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
The purpose of this study is to determine if patients are able to self-rate their physical abilities and how these ratings compare to the ratings of their health-care provider.

Condition Intervention
Other: Karnofsky Performance Status Score

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Do Self-Rated Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) Scores Correlate With Health-Care-Provider-Rated Scores?

Further study details as provided by University of Florida:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the correlation between self-rated and health-care-provider-rated Karnofsky Performance Status scores. [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Karnofsky Performance Status Score Other: Karnofsky Performance Status Score
Karnofsky Performance Status scores will be independently completed by both the patient and their health-care provider at each routine clinic visit.
Other Name: Performance Status Scale

Detailed Description:
The Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) is a highly validated and essential measuring tool across the cancer population. The scale relates to purely physical ability and covers 11 stages, ranging from normal health to death, with each stage scored as a percentage. The score is determined by the health-care provider and is based on observation and narrative patient descriptions. The purpose of this study is to compare the scores rated by the health-care provider to the scores that patients assign to themselves.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a diagnosis of brain or spinal tumor.
  • Receiving medical care under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
  • Written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00735111

United States, Florida
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Erin M Dunbar, MD University of Florida
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Florida Identifier: NCT00735111     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: QOL-001
Study First Received: August 13, 2008
Last Updated: January 15, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Florida:
Quality of Life
Karnofsky Performance Status
Cancer processed this record on May 22, 2017