Existential Issues in Elderly People With Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 28, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sigrid Helene Kjørven Haug, Sykehuset Innlandet HF

Brief Summary:
The purpose is to describe, interpret and provide a detailed understanding of what it means to be elderly people with cancer who receive treatment in specialized health care. Focus is especially put on the content and expression of existential issues and the importance of spirituality for the patient´s life story and medical story.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
Existential and spiritual issues in elderly people with cancer are scarcely investigated with respect to the content and importance of these aspects to this patient group in terms of living with their disease and benefit from specialist health treatment and care. The present study is an independent doctoral study that also has an initial function for an intended multidisciplinary research project with the working title "Aged people with cancer".

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Existential Issues in Elderly People With Cancer in an Early Palliative Phase- a Phenomenological Hermeneutic Approach
Study Start Date : February 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2012

Cancer in elderly people

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Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Cancer patients from 70 years and older, receiving palliative treatment and care in Innlandet Hospital Trust

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with cancer from the age 70 and older receiving palliative treatment in specialized health care

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Terminal patients
  • Patients considered as too sick for the interview session
  • Patients with lack of consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01309815

Innlandet Hospital Trust
Brumunddal, Norway, 2381
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
Principal Investigator: Lars J Danbolt, Professor Innlandet Hospital Trust, Centre for Psychology of Religion

Responsible Party: Sigrid Helene Kjørven Haug, PhD Researcher, Sykehuset Innlandet HF Identifier: NCT01309815     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Haug, SKH
First Posted: March 7, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013

Keywords provided by Sigrid Helene Kjørven Haug, Sykehuset Innlandet HF:
existential concerns
Meaning making
early palliative phase