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Psychosocial Needs and Exploration of Online Support for Patients With Mesothelioma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01356251
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 19, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 8, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to learn about how mesothelioma affects patients' emotional and physical well-being. Also, the investigators would like to learn more about what patients need and how they deal with this illness. This information can help us find ways to lessen physical and emotional strains. Part of the study tests an alternate way of giving emotional support through the Internet. By providing support online, patients can participate in the comfort of their home.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mesothelioma Behavioral: Questionnaires & online virtual support group Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 107 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Mesothelioma From a Patient Perspective: A Survey of Psychosocial Needs and Exploration of Online Support for Patients
Actual Study Start Date : May 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mesothelioma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Surgical group with mesothelioma
The study proposed here has two parts: part 1 surveys mesothelioma patients' psychological and physical symptom burden and quality of life through a set of questionnaires that covers topics including coping, interpersonal support, mood, anxiety, and overall quality of life. In part 2, patients are invited to participate in an Internet-based discussion group.
Behavioral: Questionnaires & online virtual support group
Part 1 surveys mesothelioma patients' psychological and physical symptom burden and quality of life by administering a set of questionnaires that covers topics including coping, interpersonal support, mood, anxiety, and overall quality of life. All mesothelioma patients who complete the questionnaires in part 1 will be offered an opportunity to participate in a trial of a therapeutic Internet-based discussion group. The groups will consist of either approximately 3-5 surgical patients or approximately 3-5 non-surgical patients. The groups will run for approximately 60 minutes once a week for six consecutive weeks.

Experimental: Non Surgical group with mesothelioma
The study proposed here has two parts: part 1 surveys mesothelioma patients' psychological and physical symptom burden and quality of life through a set of questionnaires that covers topics including coping, interpersonal support, mood, anxiety, and overall quality of life. In part 2, patients are invited to participate in an Internet-based discussion group
Behavioral: Questionnaires & online virtual support group
Part 1 surveys mesothelioma patients' psychological and physical symptom burden and quality of life by administering a set of questionnaires that covers topics including coping, interpersonal support, mood, anxiety, and overall quality of life. All mesothelioma patients who complete the questionnaires in part 1 will be offered an opportunity to participate in a trial of a therapeutic Internet-based discussion group. The groups will consist of either 3-5 surgical patients or 3-5 non-surgical patients. The groups will run for approximately 60 minutes once a week for six consecutive weeks.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To describe the psychological needs of patients with mesothelioma. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Patients'psychological symptom burden will be assessed by the set of questionnaires administered in part 1 of the study. scores of the assessments of coping (28-item Brief Cope), social support (6-item SSQ-SF), depressive symptoms (20-item Zung), and quality of life (36-item FACT-Lung).


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. the aim is to explore the acceptability and promise of an Internet-based discussion group for patients with mesothelioma. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    The investigators will summarize acceptability and gather pilot data on the promise of the intervention. Acceptability in this study will be assessed through the enrollment rate (percentage of eligible individuals consented and recruited into the Internet-based discussion group). The adherence rate will be the percentage of enrolled patients who complete all virtual group sessions.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma and receiving care at MSKCC
  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Able to read and speak English
  • Patients who choose to participate in the Internet-based discussion groups, need a telephone, a computer, Internet access, and an e-mail account.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant psychiatric or cognitive disturbance sufficient, in the investigator's judgment, to preclude providing informed consent or participating in a group-format intervention (i.e., acute psychiatric symptoms which require individual treatment).

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01356251


Locations
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christian Nelson, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01356251     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-066
First Posted: May 19, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 8, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
Quality of life
support group
questionnaires
Internet-based support group
11-066

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mesothelioma
Adenoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Mesothelial