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Ambulatory Cancer Pain Management: A Feasibility Study

18 Years
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Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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Trial Information

Ambulatory Cancer Pain Management: A Feasibility Study

You will be asked to complete 3 questionnaires that will take a total of about 20 minutes to
complete. Your name or medical record number will not appear on the questionnaires. You will
be assigned a study subject code number. The study chair will keep a file that links your
name to the code.

The first questionnaire will ask for basic demographic information (such as gender,
ethnicity, and education) and your current chemotherapy and pain medications. If you cannot
remember the names of these medications, researchers will locate them in your M. D. Anderson
medical record.

The second questionnaire asks you to rate your pain and a variety of symptoms (for example,
fatigue and nausea).

The last questionnaire includes 3 sections. The first section asks about your beliefs about
pain and its treatment. The second part asks for your opinion about your pain management and
about the education you have received about pain management. On the last page, you will be
asked to use a picture of the outline of a body to show the researchers where you have pain.

Once you have completed these questionnaires, you will be considered off-study.

This is an investigational study. Up to 125 patients will take part in this study. Up to 35
will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Diagnosis of breast, colorectal, lung, or prostate cancer (any histological type).

2. Currently undergoing chemotherapy.

3. Age 18 or older.

4. Able to read, write, and speak English.

5. Able to understand the purpose of this study.

6. Must be a patient at one of the four participating institutions.

7. Must be receiving the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th cycle of chemotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Receiving chemotherapy in preparation for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant

2. Received a bone marrow or stem cell transplant

3. Age 17 or younger

4. Receiving weekly chemotherapy.

5. Receiving hormonal therapy alone.

6. Receiving radiation or chemoradiation.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Pain and symptom data across multiple institutions

Outcome Time Frame:

Survey data collection taking 30 minutes, collecation accomplished at multiple sites over 3 years

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Anita Broxson, RN

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

July 2006

Completion Date:

July 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pain Management
  • Questionnaire
  • Survey
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Prostatic Neoplasms



Methodist Hospital Houston, Texas  77030
U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas  77030
Memorial Hermann Hospital Houston, Texas  77030
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center Houston, Texas  77030