Pain Prevalence and Risk Factors Among Sarcoma/Melanoma Oncology Patients in an Outpatients Setting

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2009 by Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
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First received: December 16, 2009
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Last verified: December 2009
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The primary objective of this research project is to estimate the number of patients with sarcoma or melanoma attending an outpatients clinic that are in pain or have unmet pain needs.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pain Prevalence and Risk Factors Amongst Sarcoma/Melanoma Oncology Outpatients. A Baseline, Cross Sectional Study Towards a Pain Free Hospital

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Further study details as provided by Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The proportion of patients with significant pain and the proportion of patients with a negative score on the pain management index (PMI) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients with neuropathic pain. [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Potential predictors of pain. The variables tested as potential risk factors will be age, tumour type, gender and treatment type. [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • We will also seek to identify potential predictors of pain intensity in patients that do have pain. In addition to the risk factors already mentioned above, duration and cause of pain will also be tested in this case as potential pain predictors. [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: May 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants attending sarcoma and melanoma out patients clinics at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of sarcoma or melanoma cancer
  • Able to respond to an assessment in written English.
  • Able to provide informed consent to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients whose health would be compromised by participation in the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01034696

Contact: Dr John Williams 02078082954

United Kingdom
Royal Marsden Hospital Recruiting
Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom, SM25PT
Sponsors and Collaborators
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Principal Investigator: Dr John Williams Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Dr John Williams, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Identifier: NCT01034696     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCR3224
Study First Received: December 16, 2009
Last Updated: December 16, 2009
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas processed this record on November 27, 2015