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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01632644
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 3, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 4, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Murad Alam, Northwestern University

Brief Summary:
The primary objective of this study is to investigate the patient experience during skin biopsy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Identification of Skin Cancer Biopsy Sites Other: Survey/Interview

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 59 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Pilot Study of Skin Biopsy Sites: A Consensus Approach Based on Patient and Physician Interviews
Study Start Date : July 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Biopsy
U.S. FDA Resources

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Physicians
Physicians performing skin biopsies
Other: Survey/Interview
Each group will be surveyed and interviewed.
Patients
Patients who have had skin biopsies
Other: Survey/Interview
Each group will be surveyed and interviewed.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Review of Physician and Patient Experience [ Time Frame: Last four weeks of study ]

    Subjects will answer a combination of:

    1. Open-ended questions and
    2. Questions asking for subject to rank possible responses


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physician's Experience with Skin Biopsy Sites [ Time Frame: First four weeks of study ]

    Physicians will answer a combination of:

    1. Open-ended questions, and
    2. Questions asking for subject to rank possible responses

  2. Patient's Experience with Skin Biopsy Sites [ Time Frame: First four weeks of study ]

    Patients will answer a combination of:

    1. Open-ended questions and
    2. Questions asking for subject to rank possible responses



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Physicians will be recruited by email obtained through directories.

Patients will be those who have had biopsies at the Northwestern University Department of Dermatology.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 and Over
  • The subjects are in good health.
  • The subjects have the willingness and the ability to understand and provide informed consent for the use of their tissue and communicate with the investigator.
  • Patients who have had one or multiple skin biopsies OR board-certified dermatologists.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18 years of age.
  • Subjects who are unable to understand the protocol or give informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01632644


Locations
United States, Illinois
Northwestern University Dermatology
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Murad Alam, MD Northwestern University

Responsible Party: Murad Alam, Professor of Dermatology, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01632644     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STU66384
First Posted: July 3, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 4, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Skin Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Skin Diseases