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A Questionnaire to Assess the Quality of Life of Rectal Cancer Patients With or Without Stoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01181557
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 13, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 13, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano

Brief Summary:

The aim of the present prospective study was to evaluate the prediction accuracy of EORTC QLQ-C30/C38 questionnaire in rectal cancer patient(RC). This study was designed to investigate how the quality of life (QoL) of patients with rectal cancer changes with time after cancer or after stomia.

Eligible subjects were consecutively enrolled in the investigators' Institute and subjected to EORTC QLQ-C30/C38 questionnaire.


Condition or disease
Rectal Cancer

Detailed Description:

Eligibility criteria: Italian people with adenocarcinoma of rectum. Exclusion criteria consisted of age younger than 18 years, history of psychiatric illness, and preoperative radiotherapy.

Outcome measures: patient was carried out using a EORTC QLQ-C30/C38 questionnaire.To determine how surgery affects QoL, we divided patients into two groups: first rectal cancer submitted to rectal anterior resection(RAR) and latter rectal cancer submitted to rectal anterior resection with stomia(RARS). Differences in QoL between the two groups were analyzed during three time: first preoperative, second postoperative and latter six month later of after the stoma reconversion in RARS patients


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 236 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Evaluation of Quality of Life in Patient With Rectal Cancer
Study Start Date : September 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

Group/Cohort
rectal cancer with stoma
rectal cancer submitted to rectal anterior resection with stomia (RARS). Differences in QoL between the two groups were analyzed during three time: first preoperative, second postoperative and latter six month after stoma reconversion
rectal cancer without stoma
rectal cancer submitted to rectal anterior resection (RAR) Differences in QoL between the two groups were analyzed during three time: first preoperative, second postoperative and latter six month later
anterior resection of rectum
patients with rectal cancer submitted to RAR and patients with rectal cancer submitted to RARS



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Questionnaire number 1, to Assess the Quality of Life of Rectal Cancer Patients With or Without Stoma [ Time Frame: three month: first admission in hospital preoperative time ]
    Two cohort in preoperative time: first EORTC QLQ-C30/C38 questionnaire in rectal cancer submitted to RAR and latter in rectal cancer submitted to RARS.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Questionnaire number 2, to Assess the Quality of Life of Rectal Cancer Patients With or Without Stoma [ Time Frame: Three months postoperative time ]
    Two cohort in postoperative time (three months after surgical procedure): first EORTC QLQ-C30/C38 questionnaire in rectal cancer submitted to RAR and latter in rectal cancer submitted to RARS.

  2. Questionnaire number 3, to Assess the Quality of Life of Rectal Cancer Patients With or Without Stoma [ Time Frame: Six months after postoperative time ]
    Two cohort in postoperative time (six months after postoperative time): first EORTC QLQ-C30/C38 questionnaire in rectal cancer submitted to RAR and latter in rectal cancer submitted to RARS.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients admitted to hospital for rectal cancer, Italian resident older than 18 years, without history of psychiatric illness, or preoperative radiotherapy, dived in two cohorts patient with stoma after surgery and patients without stoma after surgery
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Rectal cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age younger than 18 years
  • History of psychiatric illness
  • Preoperative radiotherapy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01181557


Locations
Italy
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano
Milan, Italy, 20133
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano
Investigators
Study Director: alberto vannelli, MD Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano

Responsible Party: Alberto Vannelli, Ermanno Leo, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01181557     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: INT-D176768
First Posted: August 13, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 13, 2010
Last Verified: July 2008

Keywords provided by Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano:
quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases