Patient and Partner Perception After Remission of Cushing's Syndrome (CUSHING)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03607474|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 31, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 14, 2018
Hypercortisolism leads to long term physical and cognitive sequelae. This also holds true for quality of life, even several years after remission. This altered quality of life, highly subjective, is however, badly evaluated by the family of the patient. This could lead to misunderstanding, avec worsen the general physical and mental health of the patient. To our knowledge, this theoretical difference of perception has never been evaluated up to now.
The aim of our study is to evaluate the difference of perception of the quality of life and body image between patients in remission of hypercortisolism, and their caregivers. Secondary objectives will be to evaluate the quality of life of the caregivers, the coping strategies, and the depression/anxiety parameters of both the patient and the caregiver. Patients and methods: the study is Observative, prospective and non-randomized. Inclusion criteria will be patients, aged more than 18, with hypercortisolism in remission for at least 1 year. Self-questionnaires on quality of life, body image, coping, depression and anxiety will be provided to the patient and his/her caregiver. Fulfilling will be blind between the patient and his/her caregiver. Inclusion period will be 12 months.
Results will be compared between the patient and his/her caregiver. Expected results: investigators anticipate that some caregivers will have a different perception of the general physical and mental condition as stated by the patient. The first time that the quality of life of the caregiver would be also altered.
This original project might lead to modify the management of Cushing's syndrome, by considering both the patient and his/her caregiver on a long term basis after remission.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Hypercorticism||Other: Questionnaires of life quality for patients Other: Questionnaires of life quality for caregivers|
|Study Type :||Observational [Patient Registry]|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Target Follow-Up Duration:||1 Day|
|Official Title:||Patient and Partner Perception After Remission of Cushing's Syndrome - Parathyroid 3 Cushing Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 1, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||February 1, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 1, 2019|
Couple (Patients and caregivers)
Patient in remission of hypercortisolism Caregivers will be the spouse or, failing that, a person close to the patient, who has been in regular contact with the patient since taking care of him.
Questionnaires of life quality for patients Questionnaires of life quality for caregivers
Other: Questionnaires of life quality for patients
Other: Questionnaires of life quality for caregivers
- assessment of quality of life [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]the World health organisation Quality Of Life ( WHOQOL) is a specific scale of Cushing's syndrome studying: Physical health (Activities of daily living, Dependence on medicinal substances and medical aids, Energy and fatigue, Mobility, Pain and discomfort, Sleep and rest, Work Capacity) Psychological (Bodily image and appearance, Negative feelings, Positive feelings, Self-esteem, Spirituality / Religion / Personal beliefs, Thinking, learning, memory and concentration Social relationships (Personal relationships, Social support, Sexual activity) Environment (Financial resources, Freedom, physical safety and security, Health and social care, Home environment, Opportunities for acquiring new information and skills, Participation in and opportunities for recreation / leisure activities, Physical environment, Transport) intensity of items is rated from not at all (=0), a little (=1), moderately (=2), very much (=3) to extremely (=4).
- anxiety [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale The HAD scale is an instrument for detecting anxiety and depressive disorders. It has 14 listed items from 0 to 3. Seven questions relate to anxiety (total A) and seven others to the depressive dimension (total D), allowing thus obtaining two scores (maximum score of each score = 21)
- Often enough
- very often
- body image [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
using the Scale of Estime of Self of Rosenberg:
10 questions for which it must be indicated how true it is (rated from 1 to 4). Then, simply add your scores to questions 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7. For questions 3, 5, 8, 9 and 10, the quotation is reversed, that is to say, it is necessary to count 4 if you surround the number 1, 3 if you surround the 2, 2 if you surround the 3 and 1 if you surround the 4.
results: If score below 25, self-esteem is very low. Work in this area seems desirable. If score between 25 and 31, self-esteem is low. Work in this area would be beneficial. If score between 31 and 34, self-esteem is average. If score between 34 and 39, your self-esteem is strong. If score above 39, self-esteem is very high and you tend to be strongly affirmed.
- depression [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II):
21-item self-report multiple-choice inventory (10 minutes to complete) Widely used indicator of the severity of depression 21 items of symptoms and attitudes graduated from 0 to 3 reflecting the severity of the symptom.
The maximum total score is 63. score indicates 0-13 minimal depression 14-19: mild depression 20-28 moderate depression 29-63 severe depression
- coping [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]Stunkard, Sorensen and Schlusinger (1983) figurines that measure the visual representation of the body The Stunkard scale consists of 9 silhouette figures that increase gradually in size from very thin (a value of 1) to very obese (a value of 9) Self body size is the number of the figure selected by participants in response to the prompt: "Choose the figure that reflects how you think you look." Ideal body size is the number of the figure chosen in response to the prompt: "Choose your ideal figure." For self body size and ideal body size, dummy variables were created for the underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese body size categories.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03607474
|Contact: FREDERIC CASTINETTI, MD||+33 4 91 38 34 email@example.com|
|Assistance Publique Des Hopitaux de Marseille||Recruiting|
|Marseille, Paca, France, 13354|
|Contact: FREDERIC CASTINETTI, MD 04 91 38 34 79 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: DRCI DRCI email@example.com|
|Study Director:||EMILIE GARRIDO PRADALIE||APHM DRIC|