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Quality of Life Study for Adult Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Health Network, Toronto Identifier:
First received: June 21, 2010
Last updated: January 10, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) accounts for about 20% of adult leukemias. Treatment results in adult ALL have lagged behind the improvements achieved in the pediatric population. A modified version of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute pediatric protocol is used to treat adult patients with ALL. The results seem to be superior to those reported with other adult protocols. However, there is limited data on the impact of such intensified approaches and resulting toxicities on the quality of life (QOL) of these survivors. Identifying important factors affecting the QOL may permit attempts at early interventions and may help to further modify the regimen and mitigate these adverse effects on QOL.

This study is evaluating the quality of life of long term survivors of adult ALL. It involves the patients filling out several questionnaires that are well-validated measures assessing various QOL issues of concern to these patients. The following questionnaires are used in this study:

  • EORTC QLQ C30 to assess global health and major health domains
  • Brief Pain Inventory (BPI)
  • Personal Health Questionnaire (PHQ9) to assess psychosocial distress
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) Fatigue Questionnaire
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Questionnaire

The data obtained from the questionnaires will be analyzed and the various domains of health will be quantified.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Quality of Life of Long Term Survivors of Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University Health Network, Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the quality of life of the long-term survivors of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated uniformly with the modified Dana Farber Cancer Institute ALL protocol (91-01) [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Enrollment: 29
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients


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
Long-term survivors of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated with modified Dana Farber Cancer Institute ALL protocol (91-01).

Inclusion Criteria:

  • previously diagnosed with adult ALL or T-lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • Age >/= 18
  • Have completed the two-year modified DFCI protocol at least three months earlier and are in continuous complete remission
  • Understand English and are able to fill out questionnaires
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01148927

Canada, Ontario
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Health Network, Toronto
Principal Investigator: Joseph M Brandwein, MD, FRCPC Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Health Network, Toronto Identifier: NCT01148927     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-0619-CE
Study First Received: June 21, 2010
Last Updated: January 10, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases processed this record on August 21, 2017