Formative Study of Tailored Survivor Health Promotion

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 19, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 9, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

January 15, 2009
January 19, 2009
March 9, 2015
December 2008
November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Colorectal Cancer Patients' Concerns + Behavior Changes Post Treatment [ Time Frame: Qualitative data collection over 2 years ]
To learn the concerns and issues that colorectal cancer patients have when ending treatment. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
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To study health goals used to prevent the return of cancer and improve quality of life. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
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Formative Study of Tailored Survivor Health Promotion
Formative Study of Tailored Survivor Health Promotion

The overall goal of this study is to explore colorectal cancer patients' concerns and interest about their health and behavior changes post treatment. Investigators will conduct formative research, which includes qualitative interviews, to assess the issues that cancer survivors are willing to work on as they transition out of active treatment.

The specific aims are as follows:

Aim 1: Use qualitative interview methods to describe the taxonomy of domains health promotion and illness prevention behavior changes for which colorectal cancer survivors need new information, skills training and support.

Aim 2: Explore colorectal cancer patients' perceptions of their post treatment functional status.

Aim 3: Explore the impact of cancer, treatment, and co-morbidities on colorectal cancer patients' health goals and functional status.

Study Procedures:

If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about the your current health status, social support and goals.

After completing the questionnaire, you will have an interview with a research assistant. The interview will be audio recorded. You will be asked about goals you have for your health, what you are doing to reach those goals, resources you would like to receive, and challenges you faced since completing your treatment.

Your name and any of your other personal identifying information will not be linked to or collected with any of your responses. All audio tapes will be destroyed at the end of the study.

Length of Study :

The total time of participation for this study is about 45 minutes.

This is an investigational study. Up to 45 patients will be enrolled in this multicenter study. Up to 15 will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.

Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample
Stage IIB or III Colorectal cancer patients over 18 years of age ending cancer treatment or have completed cancer treatment.
Colorectal Cancer
Behavioral: One-time Questionnaire + Recorded Qualitative Interview
One-time questionnaire + recorded qualitative interview, approximately 45 minutes total.
Other Name: surveys
Cancer Survivorship Study
Survey of colorectal cancer patients within one year from treatment end.
Intervention: Behavioral: One-time Questionnaire + Recorded Qualitative Interview
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November 2014
November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient with Stage IIB or III colorectal cancer.
  2. Men and women within 1 year of ending primary treatment for colorectal cancer.
  3. Over 18 years of age.
  4. Must be able to read and write English.
  5. Must be able to understand and provide written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

1) Patients who have had previous treatment for cancer before treatment at M.D. Anderson, Kelsey-Seybold, and the VA Medical Center.

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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United States
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M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Principal Investigator: Holly Holmes, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
March 2015