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Quality of Life in Caregivers of Hospitalized Older Patients With Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
City of Hope Medical Center Identifier:
First received: May 29, 2013
Last updated: May 16, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

This clinical trial studies quality of life in caregivers of hospitalized older patients with cancer.

Condition Intervention
Hematopoietic/Lymphoid Cancer
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Other: questionnaire administration
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Physical, Emotional and Social Stressors and Their Impact on Quality of Life of Caregivers of Hospitalized Older Adults With Cancer

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Further study details as provided by City of Hope Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Caregiver burden and caregiver quality of life as measured by the Caregiver Quality of Life-Cancer Index [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Univariate analyses will be performed to test differences in the Caregiver Quality of Life-Cancer Index (CQOLC) total score and score of each domain (burden, distinctiveness, positive adaption, and financial concern) across categorical variables (analysis of variance [ANOVA]), and simple linear regression will be used to test association of CQOLC total score with continuous and categorical variables.

Enrollment: 211
Study Start Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Supportive care (quality of life questionnaire)
Caregivers complete a self-administered questionnaire about factors associated with increased caregiver burden and decreased quality of life.
Other: questionnaire administration
Ancillary studies
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
Ancillary studies
Other Name: quality of life assessment

Detailed Description:


I. Identify patient and caregiver factors associated with increased caregiver burden and decreased quality of life in caregivers of older adults with cancer.


I. Determine characteristics of informal caregivers of older adults with cancer admitted to hospital.

II. Determine type and amount of care informal caregivers provide for older adults with cancer admitted to hospital.

III. Determine quality of life in informal caregivers of older adults with cancer admitted to hospital.

IV. Identify caregiver needs, both informational and resource related. V. Explore the association between re-admission to the hospital within 30 days and caregiver burden.

VI. Explore whether feedback of information attained from the assessment of the caregiver influences services implemented by the health care team.

VII. Determine reasons for non-participation.


Caregivers complete a questionnaire about their sociodemographics, physical health, social supports, social activity, mental health and caregiver burden. They will also provide an assessment of the person they care for.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PATIENT: Age >= 65 years old
  • PATIENT: Diagnosis of cancer (solid or hematologic malignancy)
  • PATIENT: Be able to provide informed consent
  • PATIENT: Unplanned admission to hospital
  • CAREGIVER: Primary caregiver (person who provides all of the majority of the unpaid care for the care recipient)
  • CAREGIVER: Be able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • PATIENT: Planned admission to hospital for treatment (chemotherapy, transplant)
  • CAREGIVER: Not fluent in English (because not all questionnaires have been validated in other languages)
  • CAREGIVER: Paid and trained to care for the patient
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01866969

United States, California
City of Hope Medical Center
Duarte, California, United States, 91010
Sponsors and Collaborators
City of Hope Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Arti Hurria, MD City of Hope Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: City of Hope Medical Center Identifier: NCT01866969     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13158, NCI-2013-01068, P30CA033572
Study First Received: May 29, 2013
Last Updated: May 16, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government processed this record on February 27, 2015