Burden of Cervical Cancer in Tanzania

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2010 by Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 9, 2010
Last Update Posted : September 6, 2010
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Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania

Brief Summary:

Cervical cancer screening is a worldwide problem especially in the developing world of which Tanzania belongs. It is diagnosed late in the third world because there are no diagnostic facilities and resource people. It occurs in the age groups between 40 and above and therefore affects the productive age of the community. It is well known that women generally are the backbone of every community and specifically in the developing countries.

The objective of this research is to analyze and quantify the burden of cervical cancer disease in the community. It will research the interpersonal and socioeconomic issues associated with cervical cancer disease in the family.

Condition or disease
Cervical Cancer -Socioeconomic Burden of Disease

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 105 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Survey Assessment and Projection of the Social and Economic Burdens of Cervical Cancer in Tanzania
Study Start Date : October 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cervical Cancer

Terminal Disease
Terminal cervical cancer- not treatable
Early Disease
Early cervical cancer = meaning treatable with hysterectomy.
Advanced Disease
Advanced cervical cancer- treatable with chemotherapy and/or radiation.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Socioeconomic burden to households [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    1. share of household consumption attributable to medical care (hospitals, dispensaries, etc.)
    2. monthly household income (work hours, income sources, changes in the type or amount)
    3. child school attendance, nutrition (school days missed in past week, meals eaten, source of proteins on day prior to interview)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Projection of economic impact on community [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Combine rates of cervical cancer with the age and gender distribution in the Kilimanjaro Region (Tanzania Census), distribution of cancer stages, and primary outcomes from the study cohort to estimate of total medical expenses, income losses, and school days missed due to cervical cancer.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Women diagnosed with cervical cancer at the Reproductive Health Clinic at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and satellite cervical cancer screening clinics in rural areas affiliated with KCMC.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • new pathological diagnosis of cervical cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non consenting individuals

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01177345

Contact: Olola Oneko, MMED 255 754 478 917

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Principal Investigator: Olola Oneko, MMED         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania

Responsible Party: Olola Oneko, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania Identifier: NCT01177345     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 36813
First Posted: August 9, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 6, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female