Study of Psycho-Social Impact of Keloid

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Lack of institutional support and IRB related issues.)
First Posted : November 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tirgan, Michael H., M.D.

Brief Summary:

Despite their benign nature, keloids may constitute a severe aesthetic, and in some cases, functional problem which translates to various repercussions on person's quality of life, including much stress and insecurities.

Keloids are mostly observed between the ages of 10 and 30. Although keloid is a common condition and the investigators can make assumptions about those living with keloids, the investigators do not know the actual impact of the illness on the overall performance of patients' and how this disease, day to day, is impacting their lives. The investigators are conducting this study, aimed to investigate the psychosocial impact of keloid on daily life. Information is collected anonymously. You must be 18 years of age or older to take this survey. Parents can respond on behalf of their children who are not 18 years of age yet. The online survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Study of Psycho-Social Impact of Keloid
Study Start Date : September 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2012

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients with clinical diagnosis of Keloid are invited to particiapate in this study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Clinical Diagnosis of Keloid
  2. Informed consent
  3. Age above 18 to answer the survey questions
  4. Parents shall respond on behalf of their minor children

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01478243

United States, New York
Michael H. Tirgan MD
New York, New York, United States, 10024
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tirgan, Michael H., M.D.
Principal Investigator: Michael H Tirgan, MD Keloid Research Foundation

Responsible Party: Tirgan, Michael H., M.D. Identifier: NCT01478243     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-07
First Posted: November 23, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016

Keywords provided by Tirgan, Michael H., M.D.:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Collagen Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Pathologic Processes