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The Influence of Patients' Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs on Self Reported Deviations From Opioid Analgesic Prescription: an Exploratory Survey


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18 Years
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Not Enrolling
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Advanced Cancers

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Trial Information

The Influence of Patients' Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs on Self Reported Deviations From Opioid Analgesic Prescription: an Exploratory Survey


Screening:

Before you start the study, the research nurse will check your medical record to see if you
are eligible to take part in this study. Information will be recorded about your
demographics (such as age, marital status, ethnicity, education level, and gender), medical
history (such as the type of cancer and level of pain), and prescriptions (such as the name
of any opioid drugs, doses, and schedule).

Interview Process:

If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, you will be interviewed by the
study staff before a regular visit with your doctor. You will be asked some questions about
your use of pain drugs and other knowledge and/or attitudes that you may have about them.
You may also be asked for general information (such as your age, marital status, or
educational level) if it was not available in your chart and medical record.

Questionnaires:

After the interview, you will complete 5 short questionnaires about your use of pain drugs,
your attitudes about the pain drugs and their use, and concerns that you may have about your
use of these pain drugs.

It will take about 5-10 minutes for the interview and another 10-15 minutes to complete all
the questionnaires.

Your interview and questionnaire responses will not be shared with your regular doctor
unless the study staff feels that you maybe be at harm. If you feel you need a doctor's
opinion about anything that is asked in the interview and/or questionnaires, please contact
your doctor.

Confidentiality:

Your interview and questionnaire responses will only be used for this research study and
will not be shared with your family members.

Length of Study:

After completing the interview and questionnaires, your participation in this study will be
over.

This is an investigational study. Up to 200 patients will take part in this study. All
will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Patients must be at least 18 years old and have a diagnosis of advanced cancer.

2. Patients must be given prescriptions for around the clock (ATC) and as needed (for
breakthrough pain) oral opioids for cancer pain on the previous visit to the
Palliative Care Clinic.

3. Patients must be able to understand, read, write, and speak English.

4. Patients must have no clinical evidence of cognitive impairment, as determined by the
primary palliative care physician.

5. Patients must sign an informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Patients who have the caregiver as the primary person that does the management of
opioid medication intake will be excluded as analysis is focused on patients' and not
the family or caregivers' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs as it relates to the
primary objective.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Number of Persons with Advanced Cancer who Self-report Opioid Analgesics Over/Under

Outcome Time Frame:

2 Years

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Eduardo Bruera, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2009-0019

NCT ID:

NCT00907192

Start Date:

May 2009

Completion Date:

June 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Advanced Cancers
  • Cancer
  • Opioid analgesic prescriptions
  • Narcotic pain drugs
  • Self-report
  • Questionnaire
  • Interview
  • Actual use
  • Doctor-prescribed use
  • Frequency of deviation
  • Neoplasms

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Location

UT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030