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Representation of the Body for Patients With Cancer (CORCAN)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hospices Civils de Lyon Identifier:
First received: December 12, 2011
Last updated: January 29, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

December 12, 2011
January 29, 2014
November 2011
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Body representations [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Comprehensive knowledge concerning the way the patients are living cancer event, treatment, changes in their body representations and conceptions of their lives.

This qualitative study do not include outcome measures. Its purpose is restricted to the meanings

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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01560533 on Archive Site
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Representation of the Body for Patients With Cancer
Representation of the Body and Treatment of Peritoneal Cancer by Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) - A Collaborative Approach Between Professionals of Health / Patients / Researchers

The project aims to understand better how patients live the event of cancer and live its consequences on their bodily representations. In the study, the dynamic of the body image is not restricted to appearance but include sensations and visions of the inner body, what explains the choice of peritoneal cancer, and the treatment by cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC.

The three objectives of the study are:

  • identifying the impact of the representations of the treated body on the psychological strategies to cope with the disease, the bodily changes and the prospects of life;
  • making explicit the positive or negative impacts of these representations on the relationship between patients and health professionals (easing factors, misunderstandings, negotiations, etc.);
  • associating the health professionals with the study in its course and evaluation in order to elaborate a methodological collaborative approach between patients, health professionals and researchers in social sciences.
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
Behavioral: Interviews
Interviews will be done with patients
  • Treated by HIPEC
    Patients treated by HIPEC for peritoneal cancer
    Intervention: Behavioral: Interviews
  • Standard chemiotherapy
    Patients treated by standard chemiotherapy for peritoneal cancer
    Intervention: Behavioral: Interviews
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
January 2013
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients eligible to treatment of cancer by cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
  • Primary (pseudomyxoma, mesothelioma) and secondary (colorectal, gastric, ovarian) peritoneal cancer
  • Free consent
  • Male or Female
  • Age > 18 years
  • Affiliate to social security

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 years, no french speaking
  • Cerebrals metastasis
  • Psychiatrics diseases
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Hospices Civils de Lyon
Hospices Civils de Lyon
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Principal Investigator: Olivier GLEHEN, Pr Hospices Civiles de Lyon
Hospices Civils de Lyon
January 2014

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