Questionnaire Study to Assess Quality of Life After Treatment of Fibroids
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
|First Submitted Date||October 17, 2006|
|First Posted Date||October 19, 2006|
|Last Update Posted Date||June 30, 2008|
|Start Date||December 2005|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00390494 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Brief Title||Questionnaire Study to Assess Quality of Life After Treatment of Fibroids|
|Official Title||Outcome From Fibroid Therapies: A Comparison With Normal Controls|
|Brief Summary||The purpose of this study is to determine the change in symptoms and health-related quality of life in patients undergoing treatment for fibroids. Results from the questionnaire will be compared with results obtained from patients who do not have fibroids in order to determine a score range that differentiates these two groups.|
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign uterine tumor affecting approximately 70% of all women in the United States. Sixty percent of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed in the United States annually are done because of uterine fibroids. Hysterectomy has been the definitive treatment for fibroids and has been demonstrated to be effective in controlling symptoms. However, there have been few studies comparing the outcome of hysterectomy to other surgical and non-surgical therapies or to the outcomes experienced by a "normal" population, i.e. those not diagnosed with fibroids. Similarly, the relative effectiveness of myomectomy and uterine fibroid embolization has not been evaluated in the context of other fibroid therapies and minimally invasive variations. Fibroid symptoms experienced by patients are subjective and have not been shown to correlate with fibroid number, size, location, or any other clinical measure of fibroids. As symptoms and their impact are the primary outcomes experienced by patients, a validated questionnaire to measure this impact is needed.
The Uterine Fibroid Symptom and Quality of Life Questionnaire (UFS-QoL) was developed from focus groups of women with leiomyomata. The original items captured key symptoms and areas of life impact voiced by the focus group participants. Content validity was established through cognitive debriefings of women with leiomyomata and review by expert clinicians. The UFS-QoL was then validated in a patient population of women with leiomyomata as well as "normal" controls.
Using the UFS-Qol as the primary measure, this study will provide the basis of comparison for women with uterine fibroids both before and after therapy. "Normal" scores will be established from patients without fibroids. These data will provide the basis for comparing these outcomes to those resulting from a variety of investigational therapies. It will also provide insight into the progression of fibroid-related symptoms in patients established as normal at baseline.
The objectives of this study are:
A. To determine the change in symptoms and health-related quality of life in patients undergoing hysterectomy, myomectomy, and uterine fibroid embolization.
B. To compare the outcomes of each intervention with a normal control group as well as with the other therapies.
C. To validate the UFS-QoL questionnaire in a normal population to determine a normal score range.
D. To validate the UFS-QoL questionnaire in hysterectomy patients to determine a "normal" score for patients without a uterus.
|Study Design||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Not Provided|
|Study Population||Not Provided|
|Study Groups/Cohorts||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Spies JB, Bradley LD, Guido R, Maxwell GL, Levine BA, Coyne K. Outcomes from leiomyoma therapies: comparison with normal controls. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Sep;116(3):641-52. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181ed36b3.|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status||Unknown status|
|Estimated Completion Date||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
Inclusion Criteria: Fibroid Treatment Group
Inclusion Criteria: Normal Control Group (patients not diagnosed with fibroids)
Exclusion Criteria: Fibroid Treatment Group
Exclusion Criteria: Normal Control Group
|Ages||35 Years to 50 Years (Adult)|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||Yes|
|Contacts||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Listed Location Countries||United States|
|Removed Location Countries|
|Other Study ID Numbers||04-44020
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|U.S. FDA-regulated Product||Not Provided|
|IPD Sharing Statement||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor||U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command|
|PRS Account||Walter Reed Army Medical Center|
|Verification Date||June 2008|