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Nurse Case Manager Model on Neuroblastoma Caregiver's Uncertainty (NCMM)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2012 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
National Science Council, Taiwan
National Taiwan University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 30, 2012
Last updated: February 1, 2012
Last verified: January 2012

Clinical Problem and Significance: The incidence of neuroblastoma is about 30 cases a year in Taiwan. The five-year survival rate of neuroblastom is near 50% in Taiwan. Compared to the survival rate in Western countries, the treatment in Taiwan needs more efforts to improve. According to the report from the Childhood Cancer Foundation ROC, several children with neuroblastoma did not complete their treatment and or not received the protocol. In addition to the efforts in improving protocol, the reasons for those who drop-out and do not receive complete treatment need the investigators more attention to think of.

Purpose of Study: The main purpose is to evaluate the effects of nurse case manager model on caregivers' adaptation of disease uncertainty about then child with neuroblastorna.

Methods: A longitudinal and prospective design will be used to perform this study. Questionnaire survey and chart review will be the means of data collection for the part of quantative analysis. The qualitative method , semi-structural interview , also will be used to collect data regarding caregiver's perception of social support and adaptation at the same time of self-report of questionnaires survey .There are five points of time to collect data: Baseline (A), 3 months(B) , 6 months(C), 9 months(D),1 year(E) and 1.5 year(F) after eligible subjects agree to participate in the study.

Subjects: The study will use a convenience sample. Once the caregiver's child is on has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma will be recruited in this study.

Instruments: Three Chinese versions of Mishel Uncertainty in Illness-Parent Form , the self-reported socio-demographic questionnaire will be used to collect data. Process recording will be typed once finishing interview for further analysis.

Data Analysis: Quantitative data will be analyzed using SPSS 15.0 statistical software. The data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferred statistics. Content analysis and theme formation will be categorized to assist the interpretation of quantitative results.

Implication: The findings of this study will be expected of the effects of nurse care manager model on children with newoblastoma cancer survivors.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Effect of Nurse Case Manager Model on Caregiver's Adaptation of Disease Uncertainty About Their Child With Neuroblastoma

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: August 2009

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Caregiver of Neuroblastoma Childern

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Care giver of Neuroblastoma Children

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01525251

Contact: Ya-Ling Lee, RN,DNSc +886-2-23123456 ext 88422
Contact: Hsiao-Ling Chen, RN,GC,MS +886-2-23123456 ext 88422

National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Ya-Ling Lee, RN,DNSc    +886-02-23123456 ext 88422   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan
National Taiwan University
Principal Investigator: Ya-Ling Lee, RN,DNSc National Taiwan University
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital, Associate Professor Identifier: NCT01525251     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200907067R
Study First Received: January 30, 2012
Last Updated: February 1, 2012

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
primary caregiver
support group
posttraumatic stress

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue processed this record on July 27, 2017