Follow-up Care After Treatment for Endometrial Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 10, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2012
Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Brief Summary:
The purposes of this study are to examine the needs (symptoms, support, information) and satisfaction of women during follow-up in the community after completing treatment for endometrial cancer. This information will be collected from the perspective of the women themselves, their primary care providers (family physician or gynecologist) and the health care providers (oncologist, nurses, social worker, psychologist) at the cancer centre.

Condition or disease
Endometrial Neoplasm

Detailed Description:

Research Question How has this transfer in follow-up care impacted performance indicators?

  • Volume of follow-up care transferred
  • Percentage of women, who have required a re-entry consultation
  • Fiscal implication of this transfer of follow-up care

Patient stakeholders:

  • What are women's perceptions of the transition of follow-up care?
  • What are women's supportive care needs during the transition of follow-up care and ongoing needs?

Primary Care Practitioner stakeholders:

  • What are the primary care practitioners' perceptions of the process of transition of follow-up care?
  • What are the primary care practitioners' educational needs?
  • What are the primary care practitioners' perceptions of the process of re-entry for in women with suspected recurrence?

Tertiary Centre: Health care providers stakeholders

o What are the perceptions of tertiary health care providers about the transition of follow-up care?

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Follow-up After Primary Therapy for Endometrial Cancer; Implementation of a Cancer Care Ontario Guideline: A Pilot Evaluation Study.
Study Start Date : August 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2010

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Qualitative description of participants perception [ Time Frame: after 6 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study will employ a convenience sample of women with endometrial cancer treated at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre who have been discharged from follow-up after September 2005. Women will be identified from the Cancer Centre health records. The primary care providers will also be identified by health records as provided by the endometrial cancer patient when they registered with the TOHCC.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants- women diagnosed with endometrial cancer:

    • 18 years of age or older.
    • speak English or French
    • who have been treated (surgery and/or radiation therapy) at TOH.
    • who have been discharged from follow-up in the cancer centre in the past 6 months.
  • Participants-primary care provider practitioner:

    • providing follow-up care to at least one woman with endometrial cancer
  • Participants- health care providers at the tertiary centre :

    • physicians, nurses or allied health care providers whose primary responsibility are to provide care to women with gynecological cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00750672

Canada, Ontario
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre

Responsible Party: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Identifier: NCT00750672     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OHRI 2008-361
2008361-01H for OHREB
First Posted: September 10, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012

Keywords provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:
Endometrial neoplasia
Follow-up care
Primary care provider

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female