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Illness Perception, Pain and Symptom Distress in Gastrointestinal Cancers


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Colorectal Cancer, Depression, Fatigue, Liver Cancer, Pain, Pancreatic Cancer

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Trial Information

Illness Perception, Pain and Symptom Distress in Gastrointestinal Cancers


OBJECTIVES:

- To describe illness perception as indicated in the five domains of the Common Sense
Model (i.e., identity, cause, time line, consequences, controllability) and their
relationship to symptom distress in patients with colon, rectal, pancreatic, or liver
(i.e., hepatocellular carcinoma) cancer.

- To describe pain and other symptoms and their relationship to overall symptom distress
in these patients.

- To describe overall quality of life (QOL) and its specific summary scales in these
patients.

- To explore the relationship among characteristics (i.e., sociodemographic, disease,
health status) associated with illness perceptions, overall symptom distress, and QOL
in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo an empirical examination of illness perceptions as predictors of
disease, specifically from the five domains in the Common Sense Model. Patients undergo an
assessment of the relationship between influencing characteristics (i.e., sociodemographic),
symptoms, and behavioral factors (i.e., illness perceptions, overall symptom distress, and
quality of life). Patients complete questionnaires to evaluate demographics by the
Sociodemographic, Disease, and Health Status Tool; illness perception by the Illness
Perception Questionnaire-Revised (IPQ-R); symptoms and symptom distress by the Memorial
Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS) and Brief Pain Inventory; and quality of life by the SF-12.
Patients also undergo a medical chart review and self-report on sociodemographic
characteristics.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Histologically confirmed colon, rectal, pancreatic, or liver (i.e., hepatocellular
carcinoma) cancer

- Stage III or IV colon, rectal, or pancreatic cancer

- Child-Pugh class B or C hepatocellular carcinoma

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Able to read English

- Able to provide written informed consent and complete questionnaire packet

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- Any treatment modality (e.g., chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery) allowed

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Illness perception as indicated in the five domains of the Common Sense Model (i.e., identity, cause, time line, consequences, controllability) and their relationship to symptom distress

Outcome Time Frame:

At study entry

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Virginia Sun, RN, MSN

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Beckman Research Institute

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

08131

NCT ID:

NCT00950144

Start Date:

December 2008

Completion Date:

October 2010

Related Keywords:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pain
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • pain
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • stage III colon cancer
  • stage IV colon cancer
  • recurrent colon cancer
  • stage III rectal cancer
  • stage IV rectal cancer
  • recurrent rectal cancer
  • stage III pancreatic cancer
  • stage IV pancreatic cancer
  • recurrent pancreatic cancer
  • adult primary hepatocellular carcinoma
  • advanced adult primary liver cancer
  • localized unresectable adult primary liver cancer
  • recurrent adult primary liver cancer
  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Rectal Neoplasms
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms

Name

Location

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer CenterDuarte, California  91010