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

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00735111
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 14, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 17, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer Other: Karnofsky Performance Status Score Not Applicable

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.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Do Self-Rated Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) Scores Correlate With Health-Care-Provider-Rated Scores?
Study Start Date : February 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
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

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 (NCT number): NCT00735111

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

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Responsible Party: University of Florida Identifier: NCT00735111     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: QOL-001
First Posted: August 14, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 17, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013

Keywords provided by University of Florida:
Quality of Life
Karnofsky Performance Status