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Developing a Checklist of Lymphedema Symptoms in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00840814
First Posted: February 10, 2009
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2017
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jie Deng, Vanderbilt University
February 7, 2009
February 10, 2009
April 7, 2017
May 2008
February 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Late-effect lymphedema symptom checklist [ Time Frame: cross-sectional study ]
  • Psychometric properties of the patient symptom checklist (Phase II) [ Time Frame: cross-sectional study ]
  • Late-effect lymphedema symptom checklist
  • Psychometric properties of the patient symptom checklist (Phase II)
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Developing a Checklist of Lymphedema Symptoms in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
Development of a Lymphedema Symptom Checklist in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

RATIONALE: Developing a symptom checklist for late-effect lymphedema may help doctors learn more about lymphedema in patients with head and neck cancer and plan the best treatment.

PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is developing a checklist of lymphedema symptoms in patients with head and neck cancer.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To develop and validate a symptom checklist for late-effect lymphedema in patients with head and neck cancer. (Phase I)
  • To examine late-effect lymphedema symptoms in these patients using the preliminary patient-symptom checklist developed in phase I. (Phase II)
  • To examine the psychometric properties of the patient symptom checklist. (Phase II)

OUTLINE:

  • Phase I: Experts review an initial symptom checklist for late-effect lymphedema symptoms and provide suggestions concerning its revision. The checklist is further revised using the card sorting method. Patients sort cards labeled with symptoms into groups that they feel are appropriate based upon their own symptom experiences. Sorting is performed according to frequency and severity of symptoms. Patients may write down any symptoms which are not listed on the cards.

Patients undergo collection of demographic and lymphedema-related symptom information. Additional medical information is obtained from patients' medical records.

  • Phase II: A final symptom checklist for late-effect lymphedema symptoms is constructed based on the preliminary checklist developed in phase I. The psychometric properties of the preliminary checklist are also assessed.

Patients undergo collection of demographic, lymphedema-related symptoms, and medical information as in phase I.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample
Adult head and neck cancer survivors and Head and neck cancer experts
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Lymphedema
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Completed
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February 2012
February 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Meets 1 of the following criteria:

    • Patients meeting the following criteria:

      • Diagnosis of local squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck
      • Developed lymphedema after cancer treatment
      • No current evidence of cancer recurrence
      • No metastatic disease
      • Identified from oncology practices at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
    • Volunteer expert meeting the following criteria:

      • Member of the Pain and Symptom Management Team at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center OR faculty member/clinician associated with the Principal Investigator's prior clinical research at Vanderbilt Medical Center
      • Knowledgeable about the symptoms head and neck cancer patients experience

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • No history of psychotic illness

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • More than 3 months since prior cancer treatment
  • No concurrent chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • No concurrent anti-psychotic medication
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
 
 
NCT00840814
CDR0000612406
P30CA068485 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
VU-VICC-SUPP-0834
VU-VICC-080206
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Jie Deng, Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Jie Deng, RN, BSN, MSN Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University
April 2017