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Home-Based Symptom Monitoring: Its Impact on Cancer Care Team Behaviors and Patient Outcomes

18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Cancer, Solid Tumor, Hematologic Malignancy

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Trial Information

Home-Based Symptom Monitoring: Its Impact on Cancer Care Team Behaviors and Patient Outcomes

Patients will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. One group will be offered an
Internet assisted home-based symptom reporting system Cancer Symptom Monitor (CSM) for a
twelve-month study period. Patient and care team evaluations will be measured using
quantitative and qualitative methods (via focus groups). The second group will receive
"standard care" without home-based symptom monitoring. Both groups will be evaluated at
baseline, 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, & 12 months, for symptom levels and overall quality of life during
the twelve-month study period.

Inclusion Criteria:

18 years old or older Diagnosis of solid tumor or hematologic malignancy Starting active
treatment (chemotherapy or hormonal therapy) Must be able to give informed consent &
consent to use the Cancer Symptom Monitor -

Exclusion Criteria:

Inability to give informed consent Life expectancy of less than 3 months Subject has any
kind of disorder that compromises the ability of the subject to give written informed
consent and/or to comply with study procedures.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Defined Population, Primary Purpose: Screening, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Prospective

Principal Investigator

Dale E. Theobald, PhD, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Community Cancer Care, Inc.


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

March 2006

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cancer
  • Solid Tumor
  • Hematologic Malignancy
  • Cancer
  • Symptom Management
  • Supportive Symptom Interventions
  • Symptom Severity
  • quality of life
  • Home-based symptom monitoring
  • Neoplasms
  • Hematologic Neoplasms



Quality Oncology Care, Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana  46202
Community Regional Cancer Center-Community Hospital North Indianapolis, Indiana  46256
Morgan Hospital and Medical Center Martinsville, Indiana  46151