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Using Game Mechanics to Improve Outcomes Among Stem Cell Transplant Survivors


N/A
15 Years
29 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Leukemia, Lymphoma

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Trial Information

Using Game Mechanics to Improve Outcomes Among Stem Cell Transplant Survivors


Feasibility Evaluation Phase:

If you agree to take part in this study, you will meet with the study staff during a clinic
visit.

You will receive instructions on using the video game through the internet. During the
game, you will complete many different "real world" tasks that relate to things you should
do to help with your recovery from HSCT. You will also be able to communicate with and
compete against other participants in the study.

You can use your own computer to play the game or one will be loaned to you for use during
the study. You will be asked to play the game at home for 3 weeks. The number of times you
will play during the 3 weeks will depend on your treatment schedule.

You will be given contact information to report any problems or questions you may have to
the study staff. You will also be called by phone after your appointment with your doctor
or asked at a clinic visit if you have any problems or questions.

Within 1 week after the 3-week period ends, you will have an interview over the phone or at
a clinic visit. You will be asked about what you liked or did not like about the game.

If you have been loaned a computer, you will return it at the end of the study.

This is an investigational study.

Up to 30 participants will be enrolled in this study. Up to 22 will take part in this phase
of the study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.

Needs Analysis Phase:

If you agree to take part in this study, you will take part in a focus group discussion.
During the discussion, you will be asked questions about your likes and dislikes about a
video game being designed by researchers. The game will be designed around tasks you should
do to help with your recovery from HSCT. You will be asked questions about what features
you might like to see in the game and what you think it should look like. The focus group
session may last up to 1½ hours. The session may be audiotaped and researchers may take
notes during the session.

Several weeks after the focus group session, you will be asked to return and provide your
opinions on documents and drawings researchers created about the game. This may be done
one-on-one or in a small group session.

This is an investigational study.

Up to 30 participants will be enrolled in this study. Up to 8 will take part in this phase
of the study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Age 15-29 years

- Diagnosis of leukemia or lymphoma

- Able to speak, read and write English

- First time allogeneic stem cell transplant recipient

Exclusion Criteria:

- Unable to participate in the study due to language, vision, cognitive or other
difficulties, as advised by their health care provider (s)

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Feasibility of Electronic Game Intervention

Outcome Description:

Primary feasibility benchmark based on responses to questions regarding users' perceptions of the technology. If 75% of respondents have a mean score reflecting positive responses (e.g., strongly agree or agree) to each of the 7 constructs related to users' perceptions, as described above, then feasibility benchmark met. Responses to open-ended questions analyzed qualitatively using Atlas.ti software. Responses to individual questions evaluated to look for common themes, and findings used to inform future development of the prototype.

Outcome Time Frame:

4 weeks

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Susan Peterson, PHD, MPH

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2012-0362

NCT ID:

NCT01608152

Start Date:

February 2013

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Game mechanics
  • Stem cell transplant survivors
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • HSCT
  • Internet-based
  • Interactive and personalized intervention
  • Questionnaires
  • Focus groups
  • Interviews
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma

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Location

UT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030