Quality of Life in Caregivers of Hospitalized Older Patients With Cancer
|Hematopoietic/Lymphoid Cancer Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific||Other: questionnaire administration Procedure: quality-of-life assessment|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (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|
- Caregiver burden and caregiver quality of life as measured by the Caregiver Quality of Life-Cancer Index [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]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.
|Study Start Date:||June 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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 studiesProcedure: quality-of-life assessment
Other Name: quality of life assessment
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01866969
|United States, California|
|City of Hope Medical Center|
|Duarte, California, United States, 91010|
|Principal Investigator:||Arti Hurria, MD||City of Hope Medical Center|