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Effectiveness of Telephone Intervention for Colorectal Cancer Caregivers

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01519895
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shum Nga Fan, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the telephone intervention program for caregivers of colorectal cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Psychological Stress Behavioral: Telephone intervention Phase 2

Detailed Description:
telephone Intervention refer to provide counseling and education to caregivers of colorectal cancer by mode of telephone

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 140 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effectiveness of Telephone-based Intervention on Distress, Burden and Quality of Life of Chinese Caregivers of Colorectal Cancer Patients
Study Start Date : June 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Existing care
routine existing care
Experimental: Telephone intervention
in addition to provide telephone intervention support
Behavioral: Telephone intervention
counseling and education support




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Distress level [ Time Frame: Change of distress level at pre-discharged(base-line) and 2 weeks and 4 weeks and 8 weeks post intervention ]
    Effect of telephone intervention on distress level measured at pre-discharged(baseline) and 2 weeks and 4 weeks and 8 weeks post intervention .


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Burden of care [ Time Frame: Measured at pre-discharged(base-line) and 2 weeks and 4 weeks and 8 weeks post intervention ]
    Effect of telephone intervention on burden of care measured at pre-discharged(baseline) and 2 weeks and 4 weeks and 8 weeks post intervention

  2. Quality of life [ Time Frame: Measured at pre-discharged(base-line) and 2 weeks and 4 weeks and 8 weeks post intervention ]
    Effect of telephone intervention at pre-discharged(base-line) and 2 weeks and 4 weeks and 8 weeks post intervention



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Family members with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer within the past 4 week and treated in Queen Mary Hospital
  • Self identified as formal or informal family caregivers
  • Over 18 years old
  • Chinese
  • Cantonese speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cognitive disability
  • Domestic helpers or maids
  • Non Chinese

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01519895


Locations
China
Queen Mary Hospital
Hong Kong, China, 852
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
Investigators
Principal Investigator: N F Shum Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

Responsible Party: Shum Nga Fan, Department of Surgery, Colorectal Specialist Nurse, Principal Investigator, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01519895     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HKCTR-1336
First Posted: January 27, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Keywords provided by Shum Nga Fan, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:
quality of life
anxiety
stress
carers
colorectal or colon cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Stress, Psychological
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms