Validating Pain Scales in Children and Young Adults
|First Submitted Date||July 11, 2012|
|First Posted Date||July 13, 2012|
|Last Update Posted Date||October 19, 2017|
|Start Date||June 21, 2012|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures
||To validate the Pain Interference Index and the Pain Rating Scale by comparison with previously validated measures [ Time Frame: 1 time ]|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01639950 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Brief Title||Validating Pain Scales in Children and Young Adults|
|Official Title||Validation of the English Version of the Pain Interference Index and the Pain Rating Scale in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Chronic Illness and Their Parents|
- Assessing pain levels is important to improve treatments for different illnesses. Most pain rating scales are used to determine pain levels in adults. Pain is also a common symptom among children who have cancer. Those who have genetic conditions that may lead to cancer may also have pain symptoms. However, the pain scales used for adults have not been fully tested in children and young adults. As a result, they may not be as accurate. Researchers want to test pain rating scales in children and young adults who have cancer and genetic conditions that can lead to cancer.
- To study the effectiveness of pain rating scales given to children and young adults with cancer and related genetic conditions.
Pain is a common symptom among children with a variety of medical illnesses. Currently, a number of rating scales are used to assess pain interference and pain severity in adults. However, relatively few measures assessing these variables have been validated for use with children and adolescents, and existing tools have limitations.
The primary objective is to validate the self-report and parent versions of the Pain Interference Index (PII) and the Pain Rating Scale (PRS) by comparison with previously validated measures of pain interference (Modified Brief Pain Inventory) and pain severity(Faces Pain Scale - Revised) in children, adolescents, and young adults ages 18 to 34 years with cancer, neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), or other genetic tumor predisposition syndromes (GTPS), and their parents, and in adults with cancer, NF1, GTPS, or Sickle Cell Disease (SCD).
Eligible participants must:
- Have a diagnosis of NF1, GTPS, leukemia, or malignant solid tumor (including sarcoma, neuroblastoma or melanoma). Be 18- 34 years of age, and enrolled on an NCI clinical trial or natural history study.
Eighty-four patients with solid tumor, NF1 or leukemia ages 8 to 34 and up to 108 parents of these patients ages 8 to 25, and 69 patients with SCD will be asked to respond one time to the PII and the PRS, as well as the Modified Brief Pain Inventory and Faces Pain Scale - Revised during a scheduled clinic visit for their primary NCI protocol, or while inpatient. In addition, demographic (patient gender and age, parent gender (if applicable) and medical (diagnosis, date of diagnosis, pain medication) data will be collected from review of the patients medical record. Parents of participating patients will be asked to complete the Parent version of the PII and the Parent PRS. Correlations between patient and parent questionnaire results for patients with solid tumor, NF1, GTPS, and leukemia will be correlated to establish validity and reliability of the PII and PRS. Also, results from mother and father reports will be correlated to assess inter-rater reliability. Data on up to 12 patients ages 6 and 7 years will be collected to determine the feasibility of the forms in this younger age group. A subset of evaluable patients with SCD (n=28) will be asked to repeat the PII after approximately 1 month to assess test-retest reliability in this tool.
|Study Design||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Not Provided|
|Study Population||Not Provided|
|Study Groups/Cohorts||Not Provided|
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|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Ages||18 Years to 34 Years (Adult)|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||Yes|
|Listed Location Countries||United States|
|Removed Location Countries|
|Other Study ID Numbers||120160
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|U.S. FDA-regulated Product||Not Provided|
|IPD Sharing Statement||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Cancer Institute (NCI) )|
|Study Sponsor||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|PRS Account||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||May 26, 2017|