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Physical, Emotional and Social Stressors and Their Impact on Quality of Life of Caregivers of Hospitalized Older Adults With Cancer


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Hematopoietic/Lymphoid Cancer, Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific

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Trial Information

Physical, Emotional and Social Stressors and Their Impact on Quality of Life of Caregivers of Hospitalized Older Adults With Cancer


PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. Identify patient and caregiver factors associated with increased caregiver burden and
decreased quality of life in caregivers of older adults with cancer.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. Determine characteristics of informal caregivers of older adults with cancer admitted to
hospital.

II. Determine type and amount of care informal caregivers provide for older adults with
cancer admitted to hospital.

III. Determine quality of life in informal caregivers of older adults with cancer admitted
to hospital.

IV. Identify caregiver needs, both informational and resource related. V. Explore the
association between re-admission to the hospital within 30 days and caregiver burden.

VI. Explore whether feedback of information attained from the assessment of the caregiver
influences services implemented by the health care team.

VII. Determine reasons for non-participation.

OUTLINE:

Caregivers complete a questionnaire about their sociodemographics, physical health, social
supports, social activity, mental health and caregiver burden. They will also provide an
assessment of the person they care for.


Inclusion Criteria:



- PATIENT: Age >= 65 years old

- PATIENT: Diagnosis of cancer (solid or hematologic malignancy)

- PATIENT: Be able to provide informed consent

- PATIENT: Unplanned admission to hospital

- CAREGIVER: Primary caregiver (person who provides all of the majority of the unpaid
care for the care recipient)

- CAREGIVER: Be able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- PATIENT: Planned admission to hospital for treatment (chemotherapy, transplant)

- CAREGIVER: Not fluent in English (because not all questionnaires have been validated
in other languages)

- CAREGIVER: Paid and trained to care for the patient

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Caregiver burden and caregiver quality of life as measured by the Caregiver Quality of Life-Cancer Index

Outcome Description:

Univariate analyses will be performed to test differences in the Caregiver Quality of Life-Cancer Index (CQOLC) total score and score of each domain (burden, distinctiveness, positive adaption, and financial concern) across categorical variables (analysis of variance [ANOVA]), and simple linear regression will be used to test association of CQOLC total score with continuous and categorical variables.

Outcome Time Frame:

Up to 1 year

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Tina HSU

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

City of Hope Medical Center

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

13158

NCT ID:

NCT01866969

Start Date:

June 2013

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Hematopoietic/Lymphoid Cancer
  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific

Name

Location

City of Hope Medical CenterDuarte, California  91010