Outcomes From Home in Patients Recovering From Major Gynecologic Cancer Surgery: Measuring Symptoms and Health-related Quality of Life
This study is being done to see if most patients are willing and able to report how they are feeling after surgery using the internet, and if this information can help doctors and nurses detect concerning symptoms after surgery.
This study uses a special new website called WEBCORE. Patients can logon to WEBCORE and answer questions about how they are feeling. Then, doctors and nurses can look at this information during clinic appointments. We are doing this study to see if WEBCORE is a helpful way for us to keep track of information about how patients are feeling and quality of life. If WEBCORE is helpful, we will use it in the future to collect more information about patients' symptoms and quality of life. We can use what we learn to help find better ways of helping patients to prepare for what they will go through while they recover from surgery.
|Fallopian Tube Cancer Ovarian Cancer Peritoneal Cancer Uterine Cancer Vaginal Cancer Vulvar Cancer||Behavioral: online platform WEBCORE|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes From Home in Patients Recovering From Major Gynecologic Cancer Surgery: Measuring Symptoms and Health-related Quality of Life|
- To determine whether electronic capture of patient-reported symptoms from home is feasible in women recovering from major gynecologic cancer surgery during the 6-week post-operative period. [ Time Frame: once pre-operatively and then weekly starting 7 days after surgery until the 6-week post-operative period has ended. ]
- To measure the feasibility of online symptom self-reporting in the early postoperative period, and clinician perceptions of its potential value in routine outpatient post-operative cancer care. [ Time Frame: once pre-operatively and then weekly starting 7 days after surgery until the 6-week post-operative period has ended ]
- To evaluate the impact of online symptom self-reporting on patient care processes as measured by the number of telephone calls between nurses and patients,resulting interventions and patient satisfaction with care delivery. [ Time Frame: two years ]
- To identify most commonly reported and most distressing symptoms reported by patients after gynecologic cancer surgery and to measure quality of life (QoL) during the immediate postoperative period. [ Time Frame: weekly starting 7 days after surgery until the 6-week post-operative period ]
|Actual Study Start Date:||March 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
GYN pts undergoing surgery
This study will assess patient use of WEBCORE, an online system designed for cancer patients to self-record toxicity-related symptoms based on NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events and global quality of life (QoL) by European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC QLQ-C30).
Behavioral: online platform WEBCORE
Enrollees will be sent weekly email reminders to login to WEBCORE from home. Participants will be expected to complete the questionnaire once pre-operatively and then weekly starting 7 days after surgery until the 6-week post-operative period has ended.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00870233
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10065|
|Principal Investigator:||Dennis Chi, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|