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Symptom Experience and Self-management After Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (PROVIVO)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 12, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 17, 2013
University of Basel
University Hospital, Zürich
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Brief Summary:
In the study PROVIVO, a patient reported outcome instrument consisting of items from the PRO-CTCAE item bank measuring symptom experience of long-term survivors after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) will be developed. The instrument development is based on cognitive patient interviews, a survey of hematology experts and a literature review. In a subsequent cross-sectional study phase, the instrument will be validated in a sample of 300 allogeneic stem cell recipients and by the use of additional self report instruments it will be possible to explore how subjective symptom experience, problems in self-management and presence of late effects are connected.

Condition or disease
Hematologic Neoplasms

Detailed Description:

Long-term survivors after allogeneic SCT are presumably at a life-long increased risk for developing various adverse side effects; also termed 'late effects'. Late effects may appear months or years after treatment has ended, can persist chronically and may be experienced as rather distressing and burdensome. Since most late effects are only experienced subjectively in the form of physical and mental symptoms and are seldom captured during objective clinician-based evaluations, using self-report instruments is important for the early detection, management and alleviation of these symptoms. The collection of self-report data in studies and clinical practice is strongly recommended by the National Cancer Institute (NCI): they developed a Patient-Reported Outcomes bank based on the well established Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE).

Besides managing symptoms associated with late-effects, patients with SCT are also requested to manage their emotions associated with having a chronic illness, their new life roles in order to have a meaningful, fulfilling life, and their medical regimen, in view of taking medications, smoking cessation, regularly exercising and monitoring for signs of infection. However, evidence investigating the prevalence of problems related to these complex set of self-management tasks is scarce.


  • To translate the PRO-CTCAE items into German in a culturally-sensitive way and to develop the content of a self-report instrument measuring symptom experience after allogeneic SCT
  • To validate the newly developed scale and assess its psychometric properties
  • To examine self reported symptom experience and objective measured late effects in 300 adult survivors ≥ 1 year after SCT
  • To describe self-management behaviours in 300 adult survivors ≥ 1 year after SCT
  • To assess the relationship between symptom experience and objective burden of late effects, survivors' perception of late effects and self-management in view of managing emotions, managing new life roles and managing medical and health tasks in 300 adult survivors ≥ 1 year after allogeneic SCT

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 375 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Patient Reported Outcomes in View of Symptom Experience of Late Effects and Self-management After Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation - A Mixed Methods Study
Study Start Date : November 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2012

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Symptom experience [ Time Frame: single measuring point at ≥ 1 year after HSCT ]
    Patient reported symptom experience using items of the PRO-CTCAE

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Perception of late effects [ Time Frame: single measuring point at ≥ 1 year after HSCT ]
    Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire

  2. Self-management behaviors [ Time Frame: single measuring point at ≥ 1 year after HSCT ]
    Patient reported self-management behaviors measured by single items

  3. Self-management in view of medical and health tasks, emotional and role tasks [ Time Frame: single measuring point at ≥ 1 year after HSCT ]
    Patient reported self-management behaviors using single items and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale

  4. Objective late effects [ Time Frame: single measuring point at ≥ 1 year after HSCT ]
    Physician graded late effects using the CTCAE criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Long-term survivors after allogeneic stem cell transplantation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Having received allogeneic SCT for haematological disease
  • ≥ 1 year of follow-up experience after treatment
  • Ability to understand and read German and having signed the written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with psychiatric illness that in the opinion of physicians prevent them from participating
  • Visual and/or hearing impairment which hinders participation in an interview/fill-out a questionnaire
  • Being illiterate
  • Actual acute care hospitalization stay at interview date
  • Terminal illness

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01275534

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University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland, 4056
University Hospital Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland, 8091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
University of Basel
University Hospital, Zürich
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Principal Investigator: Sabina De Geest, PhD University of Basel

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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Identifier: NCT01275534     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EKBB 264-10
First Posted: January 12, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 17, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:
Stem cell transplantation
Symptom experience
Late effects
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hematologic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Hematologic Diseases