Study of the Physical and Emotional Needs of Parents Caring for Children Receiving Chemotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00056069
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2003
Last Update Posted : May 7, 2015
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Studying the physical and emotional needs of parents who are caring for children receiving chemotherapy for cancer may help doctors plan effective treatments for the patient that allow for improved quality of life of the patient's family.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the different physical and emotional needs of parents whose children are undergoing chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia either in an outpatient clinic or in the hospital.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leukemia Other: questionnaire administration Not Applicable

Detailed Description:


  • Compare the caregiving demands reported by parents of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia receiving methotrexate on 2 different infusion schedules (inpatient care vs outpatient care).
  • Compare the change in caregiving demands on these parents over time, in terms of physical and emotional care, the need to make family arrangements, the need to communicate about the child's care, the need to gather information about the child's health status, and the effect on family well-being.

OUTLINE: Participants complete questionnaires regarding caregiver demands and family information over 25-30 minutes within 3-4 months of the initiation of the child's treatment and at the completion of the first year of the child's treatment.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 164 participants will be accrued for this study within 0.8 years.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 172 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Differences in Parental Caregiving Demands in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia by Length of Infusion Therapy
Study Start Date : December 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Observational
Questionnaire Administration: Participants complete questionnaires regarding caregiver demands and family information over 25-30 minutes within 3-4 months of the initiation of the child's treatment and at the completion of the first year of the child's treatment.
Other: questionnaire administration
Participants complete questionnaires regarding caregiver demands and family information over 25-30 minutes within 3-4 months of the initiation of the child's treatment and at the completion of the first year of the child's treatment.
Other Name: Ancillary studies

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Event Free Survival [ Time Frame: Length of study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine whether caregivers whose child is randomized to receive the 24-hour methotrexate infusion will report lower caregiving demand than will caregivers whose child is randomized to receive the 4-hour infusion [ Time Frame: Length of study ]
  2. Total score from the CMCC [ Time Frame: Length of study ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Parent or legal guardian who is the primary caregiver of a patient enrolled on COG-P9904 or COG-P9905 protocol

    • Patient has not yet received week 13 of therapy



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Performance status

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Life expectancy

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  • Able to understand English


Biologic therapy

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Endocrine therapy

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00056069

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United States, Alabama
Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35233
University of South Alabama Cancer Research Institute
Mobile, Alabama, United States, 36604
United States, Arizona
Arizona Cancer Center at University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85724
United States, Arkansas
Arkansas Cancer Research Center at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
United States, California
Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093-0658
Stanford Cancer Center at Stanford University Medical Center
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304-1812
Sutter Cancer Center
Sacramento, California, United States, 95816
University of California Davis Cancer Center
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92120
Children's Hospital and Health Center - San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92123-4282
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Santa Clara Kiely Campus
Santa Clara, California, United States, 95051
United States, Connecticut
Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center at Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520-8064
United States, Florida
Broward General Medical Center Cancer Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, 33316
Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
Fort Myers, Florida, United States, 33908
University of Florida Shands Cancer Center
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610-0296
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital at Memorial
Hollywood, Florida, United States, 33021
Nemours Children's Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32207
University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Miami, Florida, United States, 30101
Miami Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida, United States, 33155
Baptist-South Miami Regional Cancer Program
Miami, Florida, United States, 33176-2197
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32804
Nemours Children's Clinic - Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32806
Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
Pensacola, Florida, United States, 32504
All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, 33701
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33677-4227
Kaplan Cancer Center at St. Mary's Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, 33407
United States, Georgia
AFLAC Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Scottish Rite Campus
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342
MBCCOP-Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center
Augusta, Georgia, United States, 30912-4000
United States, Hawaii
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96813
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96859-5000
United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Children's Memorial Hospital - Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60614
Advocate Hope Children's Hospital
Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States, 60453
Saint Jude Midwest Affiliate
Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61637
United States, Kansas
Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Institute at the University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160-7357
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
Via Christi Cancer Center at Via Christi Regional Medical Center
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214
Wesley Medical Center
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214
United States, Louisiana
MBCCOP - LSU Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
Tulane Cancer Center at Tulane University Hospital and Clinic
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
Children's Hospital of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70118
Ochsner Cancer Institute at Ochsner Clinic Foundation
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
United States, Maine
Pediatric Specialty Clinic at Eastern Maine Medical Center
Bangor, Maine, United States, 04401
Maine Children's Cancer Program
Scarborough, Maine, United States, 04074-9308
United States, Maryland
Greenebaum Cancer Center at University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201-1595
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-7223
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States, 20910
United States, Massachusetts
Floating Hospital for Children
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114-2696
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
UMASS Memorial Cancer Center - University Campus
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655
United States, Michigan
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
Van Elslander Cancer Center at St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48236
Hurley Medical Center
Flint, Michigan, United States, 48503
United States, Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi, United States, 39216-4505
Keesler Medical Center - Keesler Air Force Base
Keesler AFB, Mississippi, United States, 39534-2511
United States, Missouri
University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States, 65203
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63104
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, New Hampshire
Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
United States, New Jersey
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131
United States, New York
Schneider Children's Hospital
New Hyde Park, New York, United States, 11040
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Beth Israel Medical Center - Singer Division
New York, New York, United States, 10128
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
Long Island Cancer Center at Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, New York, United States, 11794-8174
SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital
Syracuse, New York, United States, 13210
United States, North Carolina
Mission Hospitals - Memorial Campus
Asheville, North Carolina, United States, 28801
Blumenthal Cancer Center at Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28232-2861
Presbyterian Cancer Center at Presbyterian Hospital
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28233
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center at Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Greenville, North Carolina, United States, 27858-4354
Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157-1081
United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma University Medical Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Natalie Warren Bryant Cancer Center at St. Francis Hospital
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74136
United States, Oregon
CCOP - Columbia River Oncology Program
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97225
Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center & Children's Hospital
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97227
United States, Pennsylvania
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19134-1095
United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
United States, South Carolina
Hollings Cancer Center at Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425-0721
Children's Hospital of Greenville Hospital System
Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29605
United States, Tennessee
East Tennessee State University Cancer Center at Johnson City Medical Center
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States, 37614-0622
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105
United States, Texas
Driscoll Children's Hospital
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States, 78466
Medical City Dallas Hospital
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390-9063
Cook Children's Medical Center - Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76104
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas, United States, 77555-0209
Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service at Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-2399
Wilford Hall Medical Center
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, United States, 78236-5300
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78207
MBCCOP - South Texas Pediatrics
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229-3900
CCOP - Scott and White Hospital
Temple, Texas, United States, 76508
Center for Cancer Prevention and Care at Scott and White Clinic
Temple, Texas, United States, 76508
United States, Vermont
Vermont Cancer Center at University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05401-3498
United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Cancer Center
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
INOVA Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, Virginia, United States, 22042-3300
Naval Medical Center - Portsmouth
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 23708-5100
Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298-0121
Carilion Medical Center for Children at Roanoke Community Hospital
Roanoke, Virginia, United States, 24029
United States, Washington
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98431-0001
United States, West Virginia
West Virginia University - Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center - Charleston Division
Charleston, West Virginia, United States, 25302
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University Hospitals
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States, 26506-9300
United States, Wisconsin
St. Vincent Hospital
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States, 54307-9070
CCOP - Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States, 54449
Midwest Children's Cancer Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Australia, New South Wales
Children's Hospital at Westmead
Westmead, New South Wales, Australia, 2145
Australia, Queensland
Royal Children's Hospital
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4029
Australia, Victoria
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 3052
Canada, Alberta
Alberta Children's Hospital
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2T 5C7
Cross Cancer Institute at University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Canada, Ontario
McMaster Children's Hospital at Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4J9
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L1
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Canada, Quebec
Montreal Children's Hospital at McGill University Health Center
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 1P3
Hopital Sainte Justine
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1C5
Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite Laval
Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada, GIV 4G2
University Medical Center Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands, 9700 RB
Puerto Rico
San Jorge Children's Hospital
Santurce, Puerto Rico, 00912
Swiss Pediatric Oncology Group Bern
Bern, Switzerland, CH 3010
Swiss Pediatric Oncology Group Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland, CH 1211
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Diane Keegan Wells, RN, MSN, CPNP University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center

Responsible Party: Children's Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00056069     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACCL01P3
COG-ACCL01P3 ( Other Identifier: Children's Oncology Group )
CDR0000271934 ( Other Identifier: NCI )
NCI-2012-02522 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
U10CA095861 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: March 7, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Keywords provided by Children's Oncology Group:
psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment
childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases