Body Image Functioning Among Surgically Treated Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00824174|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 16, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 2, 2012
The purpose of this study is to obtain descriptive information about the nature and extent of body image concerns among surgical patients with head and neck cancer, satisfaction with care received regarding body image issues, and interest in psychosocial services targeting body image disturbance. Findings from this study provide important preliminary data to guide future large scale research on the critical, yet understudied, psychosocial issue of body image functioning for head and neck cancer patients. Information obtained from this study can specifically be used to facilitate the development of appropriate disease-specific body image instruments and to determine the need for body image focused psychosocial interventions to enhance quality of life and the survivorship experience for these patients.
- To characterize the nature and extent of body image concerns in surgically treated patients with head and neck cancer and determine preferences for psychosocial intervention.
- To compare body image and quality of life outcomes for patients at different time points relative to initiation of treatment. Specific time points of interest are pre-treatment, within one year of initial surgical treatment, and greater than 1 year following initial surgical treatment.
1. To compare body image and quality of life outcomes for patients with oral cavity, cutaneous, and midface cancers.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Head and Neck Cancer Skin Cancer||Behavioral: Questionnaire|
If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to fill out 1 questionnaire. This questionnaire can be filled out while you are waiting to be seen by your head and neck doctor and will take about 15-20 minutes to complete.
In this questionnaire, you will be asked questions such as your age, gender, education level, and smoking history. You will also be asked about your treatment for cancer and how it has affected your appearance and body. There will also be questions about your mood, physical health, alcohol use, and social well-being.
Length of Study:
You will be off study after you complete the questionnaire.
This is an investigational study. Up to 350 people will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||289 participants|
|Official Title:||Body Image Functioning Among Surgically Treated Patients With Head and Neck Cancer|
|Study Start Date :||December 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2012|
1 questionnaire, about 15-20 minutes.
1 questionnaire, about 15-20 minutes.
Other Name: Survey
- Body image outcomes (i.e., Body Image Scale) for patients at different time points relative to initiation of treatment [ Time Frame: Specific time points of interest are pre-treatment, within one year of initial surgical treatment, and greater than 1 year following initial surgical treatment ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00824174
|United States, Texas|
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Michelle C Fingeret, PHD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|