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Existential Issues in Elderly People With Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01309815
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 28, 2013
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March 4, 2011
March 7, 2011
January 28, 2013
February 2011
June 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Existential Issues in Elderly People With Cancer
Existential Issues in Elderly People With Cancer in an Early Palliative Phase- a Phenomenological Hermeneutic Approach
The purpose is to describe, interpret and provide a detailed understanding of what it means to be elderly people with cancer who receive treatment in specialized health care. Focus is especially put on the content and expression of existential issues and the importance of spirituality for the patient´s life story and medical story.
Existential and spiritual issues in elderly people with cancer are scarcely investigated with respect to the content and importance of these aspects to this patient group in terms of living with their disease and benefit from specialist health treatment and care. The present study is an independent doctoral study that also has an initial function for an intended multidisciplinary research project with the working title "Aged people with cancer".
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample
Cancer patients from 70 years and older, receiving palliative treatment and care in Innlandet Hospital Trust
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Cancer in elderly people
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June 2012
June 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with cancer from the age 70 and older receiving palliative treatment in specialized health care

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Terminal patients
  • Patients considered as too sick for the interview session
  • Patients with lack of consent
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
70 Years and older   (Senior)
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Haug, SKH
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Sigrid Helene Kjørven Haug, Sykehuset Innlandet HF
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
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Principal Investigator: Lars J Danbolt, Professor Innlandet Hospital Trust, Centre for Psychology of Religion
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
January 2013