Study of Physical and Mental Health of Older Patients With Newly Diagnosed Cancer
RATIONALE: Gathering information from older patients with newly diagnosed cancer may help doctors learn more about the risks of functional decline.
PURPOSE: This studying is looking at the physical and mental health of older patients with newly diagnosed cancer.
|Cognitive/Functional Effects Depression Hematopoietic/Lymphoid Cancer Malnutrition Pain Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific Weight Changes||Other: medical chart review Other: questionnaire administration Procedure: cognitive assessment Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care Procedure: quality-of-life assessment|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||The Geriatric-Oncology Database: A Resource for Advancing Research in Older Cancer Patients|
- Creation of a Geriatric-Oncology database [ Time Frame: Data will be obtained from patients medical records at baseline, 6 months, 1 year, and 3 years. ]
- Enhancement of the Geriatric-Oncology database by linking it to the Central Medicare Services Database and the Ohio Death Files [ Time Frame: At completion of 1 and 3 years of follow up, the Geriatric-Oncology Database will be linked to the Central Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Database and the Ohio Death Files. ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: medical chart review
- To create a Geriatric-Oncology database of patients 65 years of age and older with newly diagnosed cancer who have been identified as being at increased risk of functional decline and mortality within a year.
- To enhance the Geriatric-Oncology Database by linking it to the Central Medicare Services (CMS) Database and the Ohio Death Files.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients undergo a 1-hour comprehensive geriatric assessment at baseline and periodically during the study as part of routine care. The assessments include the Lawton's nine-item Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL); the Katz's Activity of Daily Living (ADL); the Timed Up and Go Test; the Karnofsky Physician-Rated Performance Rating Scale (KPS); the number of falls in the past 6 months; the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA); the Body Mass Index; the percent of unintentional weight loss in the past 6 months; the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Social Support Subscale (emotional/information and tangible subscales); the MOS Social Activity Limitations Measures; the Charlson Comorbidity Index; the Cumulative Index Rating Scale Geriatrics (CIRS-G); the ACE-27; the Folstein's Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE); the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS); the Functional Pain Scale; and a list of medications.
Data will be obtained from patients medical records at baseline, 6 months, 1 year, and 3 years. At completion of 1 and 3 years of follow up, the Geriatric-Oncology Database will be linked to the Central Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Database and the Ohio Death Files.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00769951
|United States, Ohio|
|Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106-5065|
|UHHS Chagrin Highlands Medical Center|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44122|
|Study Chair:||Cynthia Owusu, MD, MSC||Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center|