Patient Satisfaction in Cutaneous Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Murad Alam, Northwestern University

Brief Summary:
The primary objective of this study is to measure the overall level of satisfaction in patients after cutaneous surgery in 4 different categories, including the surgeon, facility, procedure and recovery and outcome.

Condition or disease
Skin Cancer

Detailed Description:
Secondary objectives are to identify factors associated with patient satisfaction level and determine the correlation between patient satisfaction and surgeon clinical perception.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 354 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Patient Satisfaction After Cutaneous Surgery
Study Start Date : June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

cutaneous surgery
Patients undergoing cutaneous surgery

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient rating [ Time Frame: at time of visit ]
    Subjects will rate their satisfaction after cutaneous surgery in 4 different categories using 0-10 visual analog scales. The scale will be ~100 millimeters in length and each response will be given a value in millimeters. In addition, patients will answer an open-ended question about their level of satisfaction. Data will also be compared to previous data from patients after cutaneous surgery in the literature.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient ranking [ Time Frame: at time of visit ]
    Subjects will rank the factors determining satisfaction in order of importance using a ranking system for each aspect of care. In addition, the surgeon will rate their satisfaction level and give their perception on patient satisfaction and communication level using 0-10 visual analog scales

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients undergoing cutaneous surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-80 years old
  • Is in a self-reported stable health condition
  • English speaking
  • Is willing and has the ability to understand the study, provide informed consent and communicate with the investigator
  • Recommended to have and scheduled for cutaneous surgery
  • Agrees to follow-up at scheduled times

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to speak or read English
  • Did not complete an 8th grade education
  • A history of mental illness
  • Any other disability or condition that would prevent completion of questionnaire

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01535963

United States, Illinois
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Murad Alam, MD Northwestern University

Responsible Party: Murad Alam, Professor in Dermatology, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and Surgery-Organ Transplantation, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT01535963     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STU55818
First Posted: February 20, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Skin Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases