Positive Changes in Quality of Life of Older Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers
RATIONALE: Gathering information about the positive changes in quality of life of older patients with cancer and their care givers may help doctors learn more about the disease and plan better treatment.
PURPOSE: This research study is looking at positive changes in the quality of life of older cancer patients and their caregivers.
|Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific||Other: questionnaire administration Other: study of socioeconomic and demographic variables Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Correlates of Post-Traumatic Growth in Cancer Patients and Their Partners|
- Rate of posttraumatic growth [ Time Frame: after diagnosis of cancer ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: questionnaire administration
- To use prior data from an existing registry (Quality of Life Survey Registry for Persons With Cancer and Family Caregivers protocol CASE-8Z05) and to expand upon these data by adding measures that capture the particularly salient concepts of the patient/caregiver dyadic relationship and posttraumatic growth.
- To identify rates and psychosocial correlates of posttraumatic growth among older adult cancer patient/spouse or partner dyads.
OUTLINE: Patients and their caregivers complete three questionnaires that will take approximately 20 minutes either by mail or telephone. The questionnaires comprise of demographic and psychosocial correlates of posttraumatic growth including age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education, anxiety, relationship quality, coping style, social support, and cultural beliefs about caring for elders.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00769249
|Study Chair:||T.J. McCallum, PhD||Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center|