Sexual Dysfunction and the Quality of Sexual Life in Patients With Colorectal Cancer and Their Partners.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2010 by University of Tilburg.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Dutch Cancer Society
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First received: November 3, 2010
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Last verified: August 2010
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In this project the main focus is on assessing sexual functioning and the quality of sexual life after the treatment of colorectal cancer in patients and their partners.

Patients and their partners complete questionnaires concerning sexual functioning, quality of life, body image, fatigue, anxiety, depressive symptoms, personality factors, and demographic factors. Questionnaires are completed before surgical treatment, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after diagnosis.

The results of this prospective study will give insight in 1) the incidence of sexual problems and the extent patients with colorectal cancer and their partners are bothered by these problems across time, 2) the effect of different treatment modalities on sexual functioning, 3) the relation between sexual problems and quality of life, 4) the determinants of sexual problems and the quality of sexual life adopting the biopsychosocial approach of patients with colorectal cancer who have been treated with surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy, and more specifically to the role of personality and patient factors and sexual functioning/the quality of sexual life.

Colorectal Cancer Patients and Their Partners

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Sexual Dysfunction and the Quality of Sexual Life in Patients With Colorectal Cancer and Their Partners.

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Further study details as provided by University of Tilburg:

Estimated Enrollment: 1200
Study Start Date: March 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2014
Patients with colorectal cancer
Patients with colorectal cancer are included
Partners of patients with colorectal cancer are included


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with colorectal cancer and their partners

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in one of the participating centra, and their partners are asked to participate in this study prior to treatment.
  • Patients have to be between 18 and 75 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Disease recurrence at baseline or metastases.
  • Poor expression of the Dutch language.
  • Dementia.
  • History of psychiatric illness.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01234246

Contact: M.J. Traa, MSc 0031 13 466 4129

Jeroen Bosch Hospital Recruiting
's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Catharina Hospital Recruiting
Eindhoven, Netherlands
St. Elisabeth Hospital Recruiting
Tilburg, Netherlands
TweeSteden Hospital Recruiting
Tilburg, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Tilburg
Dutch Cancer Society
Principal Investigator: B.L. den Oudsten, PhD Tilburg University
Principal Investigator: J.A. Roukema, MD, PhD Tilburg University
Principal Investigator: J. de Vries, PhD Tilburg University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: J. de Vries, Tilburg Unviersity - Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic Diseases Identifier: NCT01234246     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NL32121.008.10  UVT 2009-4495 
Study First Received: November 3, 2010
Last Updated: November 3, 2010
Health Authority: Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)

Keywords provided by University of Tilburg:
Colorectal cancer
Sexual function
Sexual dysfunction
Quality of (sexual) life
Body image
Anxiety (state and trait)
Depressive symptoms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Colonic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
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