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Quality of Life and Symptom Management in Patients With Bladder Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Latini, Baylor College of Medicine Identifier:
First received: October 12, 2008
Last updated: February 1, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

RATIONALE: Learning about quality of life and symptom management in patients with bladder cancer may help doctors learn about the effects of treatment and plan the best treatment.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying of quality of life and symptom management in patients with bladder cancer.

Bladder Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Qualitative Study of Patients With Non-Invasive Bladder Cancer

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Further study details as provided by David Latini, Baylor College of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and symptom management in patients with bladder cancer [ Time Frame: One timepoint ]
    Study is a retrospective qualitative study of nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer patients using a semi-structured interview protocol.

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:



  • To identify aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and symptom management in patients with non-invasive, low- or high-risk bladder cancer.
  • To obtain feedback on data collection methods to enhance acceptability in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo a 10-minute screening in person or by phone to obtain demographic data and medical information (e.g., bladder cancer diagnosis and treatment history). Additional information is obtained from the clinical databases at the Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Patients who are eligible for the study are added to a waiting list for 1 of 4 focus groups based on disease status (high-risk or low-risk non-invasive bladder cancer) and gender. Patients participate in a 1.5- to 2-hour focus group discussion about the impact of bladder cancer on their quality of life and relationships. Patients receive information about community and Internet-based resources at the end of each group session.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Urology specialty clinic


  • Diagnosis of bladder cancer within the past 4 years

    • Non-invasive disease
    • Low- or high-risk disease
  • Recruited from patients at the Baylor College of Medicine Scott Department of Urology clinics, the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center, and the Urology Clinic at MD Anderson Cancer Center OR from participants at a community event


  • Not pregnant
  • Able to read, speak, and understand English


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00772018

United States, Texas
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Houston
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
David Latini
Principal Investigator: David M. Latini, PhD Baylor College of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: David Latini, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Identifier: NCT00772018     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000600591
Study First Received: October 12, 2008
Last Updated: February 1, 2012

Keywords provided by David Latini, Baylor College of Medicine:
stage 0 bladder cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017