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Emotional Needs of Caregivers and Patient/Spouse Couples During Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)


N/A
21 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Breast Cancer, Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders, Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Diseases, Neuroblastoma, Ovarian Cancer, Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment, Testicular Germ Cell Tumor

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Trial Information

Emotional Needs of Caregivers and Patient/Spouse Couples During Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)


OBJECTIVES:

- Assess expression of emotion, as a function of patient presence, among spousal or other
cohabiting caregivers (CG) of post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients.

- Assess desynchrony among subjective (self-report) and expressive indicators of emotion,
as a function of patient presence, in these participants.

- Correlate CG dispositional inhibition and desynchrony with physical and marital
satisfaction in these participants.

OUTLINE: Caregivers (CG) complete written questionnaires assessing demographics, positive
and negative affect, dispositional inhibition, marital satisfaction, and physical health
over 45 minutes to 1 hour on day 1. CG then engage in two oral emotional expression
exercises (on the topic of caregiving and the transplant) over 2 hours on day 2. Patients
are present for one oral emotional expression exercise.

Participants are followed at 2 weeks and 6 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patient/spouse couples will be accrued for this study
within 18 months.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- In a marriage OR long-term, committed, heterosexual or homosexual, cohabiting
relationship in which one member is post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

- Patients must meet the following criteria:

- At least 1 year since prior first bone marrow, stem cell, or umbilical cord
blood transplantation

- Allogeneic or autologous

- Diagnosis of malignancy, myelodysplasia, or non-malignancy

- No indication of possible or confirmed relapse

- Spouse/caregiver (CG) must meet the following criteria:

- Serve as the primary CG to the patient

- No prior or concurrent neurologic disorder

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

- 21 and over

Performance status

- Not specified

Life expectancy

- Not specified

Hematopoietic

- Not specified

Hepatic

- Not specified

Renal

- Not specified

Other

- No concurrent major psychiatric disorder

- English-speaking

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

- See Disease Characteristics

Chemotherapy

- Not specified

Endocrine therapy

- Not specified

Radiotherapy

- Not specified

Surgery

- Not specified

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

N/A

Principal Investigator

Shelby Langer, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

1639.00

NCT ID:

NCT00082654

Start Date:

March 2002

Completion Date:

October 2004

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Diseases
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment
  • Testicular Germ Cell Tumor
  • psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment
  • accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia in remission
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia in remission
  • atypical chronic myeloid leukemia
  • blastic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • chronic eosinophilic leukemia
  • chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis
  • chronic myelomonocytic leukemia
  • chronic neutrophilic leukemia
  • chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • de novo myelodysplastic syndromes
  • disseminated neuroblastoma
  • myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease, unclassifiable
  • noncontiguous stage II adult Burkitt lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II grade 1 follicular lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II grade 2 follicular lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II grade 3 follicular lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II mantle cell lymphoma
  • poor prognosis metastatic gestational trophoblastic tumor
  • previously treated myelodysplastic syndromes
  • recurrent adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • recurrent adult acute myeloid leukemia
  • recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
  • recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
  • recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
  • recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • recurrent adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • recurrent cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
  • recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
  • recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
  • recurrent mantle cell lymphoma
  • recurrent mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
  • recurrent neuroblastoma
  • recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer
  • recurrent ovarian germ cell tumor
  • recurrent malignant testicular germ cell tumor
  • refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • refractory hairy cell leukemia
  • refractory multiple myeloma
  • relapsing chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • secondary acute myeloid leukemia
  • secondary myelodysplastic syndromes
  • stage I multiple myeloma
  • stage II multiple myeloma
  • stage II ovarian epithelial cancer
  • stage III adult Burkitt lymphoma
  • stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • stage III adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
  • stage III adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
  • stage III adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • stage III adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • stage III chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
  • stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
  • stage III grade 3 follicular lymphoma
  • stage III mantle cell lymphoma
  • stage III multiple myeloma
  • stage III ovarian epithelial cancer
  • stage III malignant testicular germ cell tumor
  • stage IIIA breast cancer
  • stage IIIB breast cancer
  • stage IIIC breast cancer
  • stage IV adult Burkitt lymphoma
  • stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • stage IV adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
  • stage IV adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
  • stage IV adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • stage IV adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • stage IV breast cancer
  • stage IV chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
  • stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
  • stage IV grade 3 follicular lymphoma
  • stage IV mantle cell lymphoma
  • stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer
  • untreated adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • untreated adult acute myeloid leukemia
  • noncontiguous stage II small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II marginal zone lymphoma
  • recurrent marginal zone lymphoma
  • recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • stage III small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • stage III marginal zone lymphoma
  • stage IV small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • stage IV marginal zone lymphoma
  • extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
  • nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
  • splenic marginal zone lymphoma
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(8;21)(q22;q22)
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(16;16)(p13;q22)
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia with inv(16)(p13;q22)
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia with 11q23 (MLL) abnormalities
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(15;17)(q22;q12)
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
  • Plasmacytoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Preleukemia
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Trophoblastic Neoplasms
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Immunoblastic
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasms
  • Myelodysplastic-Myeloproliferative Diseases

Name

Location

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattle, Washington  98109