Barriers to Cervical Cancer Care

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: August 20, 2007
Last updated: June 16, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
The goal of this behavioral research study is to look at the reasons that may prevent women from getting early treatment for their cervical cancer.

Condition Intervention
Cervical Cancer
Behavioral: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective Study Examining the Barriers to Care for Harris County Cervical Cancer Patients

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Issues preventing access to early cervical cancer detection and treatment among Harris County cervical cancer patients. [ Time Frame: 3 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: July 2006
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Cervical Cancer Care Questionnaires
New cervical cancer patients through stage IVB presenting to the LBJ Gyn-Onc Clinic.
Behavioral: Questionnaire
Series of surveys to be completed at the time of diagnosis and within one month after completion of treatment, taking approximately 45 minutes each time.
Other Name: Survey

Detailed Description:

Little is known about what prevents women with cervical cancer from getting early and possibly curative treatment. This study consists of a series of questionnaires that ask questions about religion; coping; access to health care; physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being; understanding of health questions; control; fear; anxiety; and other health beliefs to determine why some women delay coming in for check-ups and why some women do not complete their treatments. It is thought that health beliefs influence behavior practices and that by identifying these issues, things can be done to improve the health condition and results for these patients.

You will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires at 2 specific time points: The first time point will be before treatment begins and the second time point will be within a month following completion of treatment.

Filling out the questionnaires should take about 45 minutes each time. You should have adequate time to complete these questionnaires during your clinic appointment.

If you want to take part but are too ill to complete the questionnaires, you will be provided a pre-addressed, stamped envelope, so that you can mail them back to the study staff at your earliest convenience.

This is an investigational study. This is an investigational study. Up to 150 patients will be enrolled at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with newly diagnosed cervical cancer or precancerous lesions (CIS) seen in the Gynecologic-Oncology or Colposcopy Clinic at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Inclusion Criteria:

1) All newly diagnosed cervical cancer patients through Stage IVB presenting to the Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital (LBJ) Gynecologic Oncology Clinic.

Exclusion Criteria:

1) Patients who are not English or Spanish speaking.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00519272

United States, Texas
Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Lois M. Ramondetta, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00519272     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-0530 
Study First Received: August 20, 2007
Last Updated: June 16, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Cervical Cancer
Precancerous Lesions
Cervical carcinoma in situ
Early cervical cancer detection and treatment
Barriers to Care
Harris County

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Neoplasms by Site
Urogenital Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Uterine Neoplasms processed this record on May 25, 2016