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Simultaneous Care: Linking Palliation to Clinical Trials

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, Davis Identifier:
First received: January 25, 2006
Last updated: June 26, 2017
Last verified: June 2017
This is a multi-site randomized control trial taking place at six cancer centers. UC Davis is the lead site. Additional performance sites include the City of Hope Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center at the Univ. of Washington, USC Norris Cancer Center, UCSD Cancer Center, and Johns Hopkins Cancer Center. Clinical trial patients and their caregivers who are randomized to the intervention arm of the study are scheduled for three educational sessions. The sessions focus on teaching problem solving skills based on the COPE problem solving model.

Condition Intervention
Solid Tumor Lymphoma Behavioral: Patients and caregivers are taught problem solving skills

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: A Randomized Control Trial That Teaches Oncology Clinical Trial Patients and Their Caregivers Problem Solving Skills.

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Davis:

Enrollment: 441
Actual Study Start Date: February 2002
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The project introduces and evaluates the effects of a Simultaneous Care Education Intervention, using the COPE model (Creativity, Optimism, Planning and Expert Information) developed by D'Zurilla and Nezu, as one of its key components for cancer patients in Phase I, II and III clinical trials. The SCEI team will use the COPE problem solving educational model to instruct patients on how to problem solve and manage challenges associated not only with the investigational therapy, but also the psychosocial issues that arise from cancer diagnosis, disease progression, treatment, and disease or treatment related symptoms. The educational intervention also sets up a system for regularly contacting the patient and caregiver in order to reinforce what is taught. Patients and caregivers randomized to the intervention arm will receive three education sessions. Patients and designated caregiver will be asked to complete the set of measurement tools approximately every 30 days while enrolled in the study.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English speaking, must have caregiver who is willing to participate, must be entering a phase 1-3 oncology clinical trial. Must be able to complete first educational session on or before treatment start date. Solid tumor or lymphoma only.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking, no caregiver available, unable to complete first educational session on or before treatment start date.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00283257

United States, California
UC Davis Cancer Center
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Davis
Principal Investigator: Michael Carducci, M.D. Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Betty Ferrell, Ph.D City of Hope Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Anthony Back, M.D. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Univ. of Washington
Principal Investigator: Heinz Josef Lenz, M.D. USC Norris Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Joanne Mortimer, M.D. University of California, San Diego
Study Chair: Frederick J Meyers, MD University of California, Davis
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of California, Davis Identifier: NCT00283257     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200210794
NCI CA 95260
Study First Received: January 25, 2006
Last Updated: June 26, 2017

Keywords provided by University of California, Davis:
Problem solving
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