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Multi-Site Evaluation of a Video Game for Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer


N/A
13 Years
29 Years
Not Enrolling
Both
Neoplasms

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Trial Information

Multi-Site Evaluation of a Video Game for Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer


POPULATION: Approximately 340 patients will be enrolled in this study. Patients will be 13
to 29 years of age with any cancer (original diagnosis or relapse), currently receiving
treatment and expected to be on treatment for at least 4 - 6 months following Baseline
assessment, and able to communicate effectively in English, Spanish, or French.
Approximately 170 patients will be enrolled in each of the two treatment groups. Each group
will receive either the “Re-Mission” video game and a popular interactive video game, or
just the popular interactive video game.

DESIGN: This is a multi-center, randomized trial, with patients randomized to one of two
groups. One group (50% of patients) will receive the active intervention, which is the
psycho-educational video game module called Re-Mission and a popular video game (hereafter
“RE-MISSION”) and another group (50 % of patients) will be in a game control group and
receive a popular video game only (hereafter “GAME CONTROL. The games in the RE-MISSION and
GAME CONTROL groups are delivered on identical mini, personal computers (hereafter
“Mini-PC”).

INTERVENTION: Each patient in the RE-MISSION group will be asked to play “Re-Mission” along
with the popular video game for at least one hour a week for a period of ten to fourteen
weeks. “Re-Mission” presents a 3-D environment in which the player can manipulate a
humanoid character inside the virtual body of a patient with cancer. Game-play consists of
guiding the character to destroy cancer cells and other “enemies” in the body (e.g.,
bacteria) while avoiding injury or weakness. During the process of playing the game and
guiding the character through a series of missions, the player learns about chemotherapy and
other medical treatments, health-promoting self-care behaviors, infections, and pain
management. In addition, the game has also been designed to facilitate the patient’s
ability to share knowledge and concerns with others.

DURATION OF STUDY: 9 –12 months


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Male or female patient 13 to 29 years of age with a cancer diagnosis.

2. Patient who is currently receiving treatment and is expected to remain on treatment
for at least 4 – 6 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Patient who has a history of seizures due to photosensitivity.

2. Patient who has been determined by the investigator to be incapable of following the
study schedule or study directions for any reason.

3. Patient who can not communicate effectively with study personnel in English, Spanish,
or French.

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Adherence

Principal Investigator

Pamela M Kato

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

HopeLab Foundation

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

HL-04-001

NCT ID:

NCT00425139

Start Date:

October 2004

Completion Date:

November 2005

Related Keywords:

  • Neoplasms
  • Cancer
  • Video game
  • Adolescent
  • Young adult
  • Neoplasms

Name

Location

Deaconess Medical CenterSpokane, Washington  99210-0248
Children's Hospital of Orange CountyOrange, California  92668
Children's Mercy HospitalKansas City, Missouri  64108
All Children's HospitalSt. Petersburg, Florida  33701
Driscoll Children's HospitalCorpus Christi, Texas  78466
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at StanfordPalo Alto, California  94304
Children's Hospital of AustinAustin, Texas  78701
Children's Hospital of the King's DaughtersNorfolk, Virginia  23507
City of Hope National Medical CenterLos Angeles, California  91010
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of TampaTampa, Florida  33677-4227
DeVos Children's HospitalGrand Rapids, Michigan  49503
Washington UniversitySt. Louis, Missouri  63110
Cook Children's Medical CenterFort Worth, Texas  76104
Los Angeles Children's Center for Cancer and Blood DiseaseLos Angeles, California  90027
Children's Hospital of SW Florida / Lee Memorial Health SystemFort Myers, Florida  33908
Nemours Children's Clinic-JacksonvilleJacksonville, Florida  32207
Kapiolani Medical CenterHonolulu, Hawaii  96826
LSU Children's Hospital of New OrleansNew Orleans, Louisiana  70118
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's HospitalBoston, Massachusetts  02115
St John Van Elslander Cancer CenterGrosse Pointe Woods, Michigan  48236
Children's Health Care - MinneapolisSt. Paul, Minnesota  55404
Children's Hospital of New MexicoAlbuquerque, New Mexico  87131-0001
Golisano Children's Hospital, University of RochesterRochester, New York  14642
Warren Clinic / Saint Francis HospitalTulsa, Oklahoma  74136
Doernbecher Childrens Hospital - OHSUPortland, Oregon  97239
Legacy Emanuel Children's Cancer ProgramPortland, Oregon  97227
Christus Santa Rosa Children’s HospitalSan Antonio, Texas  78207