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Development of Dermatology-related Quality of Life Assessment in Patients Treated With Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Inhibitors (FAST)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01015326
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 18, 2009
Results First Posted : April 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 5, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dennis West, Northwestern University

November 6, 2009
November 18, 2009
February 26, 2013
April 8, 2013
January 5, 2015
July 2006
November 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Qualitative Data From Patients and Experts to Measure Anti-EGFR Therapy-specific Health-related Quality of Life (HRQL) [ Time Frame: at time of questionnaire ]
Patients were asked "How important is this symptoms or concern to your quality of life?" They were given a series of items (listed in the table) and instructed to assign each item a numerical value of 0 to 3, where 0 is equivalent to "not at all important" and 3 is equivalent to "extremely important." Experts were asked "How important is this symptom or concern to patients' quality of life?" They were given the same series of items and instructed to assign each item a numerical value of 0 to 3, where 0 is equivalent to "not at all important" and 3 is equivalent to "extremely important." For each item, a mean score was calculated using the values assigned to that item from all patients, and a second mean score was calculated using the values assigned to that item from all experts. An item's mean score may range from 0 to 3, where 0 is equivalent to "not at all important to quality of life" and where 3 is equivalent to "extremely important to quality of life."
Qualitative data from experts and patients for the generation and refinement of items for an anti-EGFR therapy-specific health-related quality of life (HRQL) measure [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
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Development of Dermatology-related Quality of Life Assessment in Patients Treated With Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Inhibitors
Development of a Functional Assessment of Side-effects to Therapy (FAST) Questionnaire to Assess Dermatology-Related Quality of Life in Patients Treated With EGFR Inhibitors: The FAST-EGFR Inhibitors: The FAST-EGFRI and Development of an Investigator Grading System: The Skin and Eye Reactions to Inhibitors of EGFR (SERIES) Score

Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors (EGFRI) are associated with skin toxicities. Clinical experience suggests that skin toxicities interfere with health related quality of life (HRQL) and may interfere with treatment adherence. No systematic investigations of EGFRI-associated dermatologic toxicities and impact on HRQL have been reported. No patient-reported outcome measures exist to capture the unique concerns of oncology patients who experience EGFRI-associated dermatologic toxicities.

The purpose of this study is to develop a patient-reported outcomes measure to assess dermatologic-related symptoms burden and health-related quality of life among patients receiving an EGFRI, and to develop a grading system for EGFRI-associated dermatologic toxicities.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Patients treated with an EGFRI and referred to a specialized dermatology clinic for skin rash management.
Skin Toxicities
Other: Questionnaire
Administered questionnaire
  • Expert Interviews
    Expert cohort consists of providers with expertise in administering epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors (EGFRI) or treating patients with EGFRI-associated skin toxicities. Experts will be asked open-ended questions about symptoms and issues as they relate to HRQL in patients with EFGRI skin toxicities. Experts will then be presented with a pool of potential items and will be asked through interview and questionnaire to relate items according to how common and how important they are when occurring in patients with this condition.
    Intervention: Other: Questionnaire
  • Patient Interviews
    Patient cohort will consist of those treated with an epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor (EGFRI) and referred to a specialized dermatology clinic for skin rash management. Patients will be asked open-ended questions about symptoms and issues as they relate to their HRQL to elicit personal experiences about how EGFRI skin toxicities and its treatment affects patients. Patients will be asked through interview and questionnaire to rate items according to how often they are experienced and how important they are to the patient.
    Intervention: Other: Questionnaire
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Completed
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November 2009
November 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Undergoing anti-EGFR cancer therapy
  • Over 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to complete the questionnaire
  • Unable to follow instructions or give consent
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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United States
 
 
NCT01015326
1918-004
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Dennis West, Northwestern University
Northwestern University
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Principal Investigator: Dennis P West, PhD Northwestern University
Northwestern University
December 2014