Needs Assessment Evaluating Quality of Life Issues for Gastroparesis Patients and Caregivers
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01329211
(PI left institution,replacement PI not able to do study.)
The project will involve conducting a Needs Assessment for Gastroparesis patients and their caregivers with the goal of identifying quality of life issues associated with this disease. Identifying these issues will ameliorate management and support systems for gastroparesis currently existent in the community and, hopefully, provide information for the establishment of more resources to assist the patients and their families.
Condition or disease
This project will involve: a) distributing questionnaires to up to 200 participants (100 patients and 100 caregivers) at the Shands Gastrointestinal clinic and b) focus groups including patients, medical provider, and the clinic case manager. The questionnaires will provide information on the relative effect of gastroparesis on the quality of life of the patients and their caregivers. Assessment of this needs assessment will then help identify areas of potential resource improvement and mobilization to provide support for the patients and their family members.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The research plan involves reviewing patient records to identify potential subjects. Questionnaires will be distributed to gastroparesis patients and their caregivers during their visit to the GI clinic at the day of enrollment and at six-month intervals for a two-year follow-up period, after informed consent has been obtained. Patients and caregivers will also be recruited by telephone. Gastroparesis patients, who have an established patient-physician relationship with Dr. Sultan, will be contacted by telephone in order to inquire about their interest in participating in the study. The details of the study, including the questionnaires, risks, and potential benefits will be discussed over the phone. Then, if patients and/or their caregivers are willing to participate in the study, the informed consent forms and the questionnaires will be mailed to them with a posted envelope to be returned to Dr. Sultan by mail.
Gastroparesis patients at the GI clinic of Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Caregivers to Gastroparesis patients at the GI clinic of Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Inability to fill out the questionnaires by any cause