Video Support Program For Families With a Parent Newly Diagnosed With Cancer
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment|
|Treatment||psychosocial assessment and care|
|Collaborator||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Start date||August 2000|
|Trial identifier||NCT00020553, CDR0000068602, INFLEXXION-000080, ITS-000080, NCI-V01-1659|
RATIONALE: A videotape support program may help families improve communication and coping skills when a parent is diagnosed with cancer.
PURPOSE: Randomized trial to study the effectiveness of a video support program for families who have a parent who has been newly diagnosed with cancer.
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other countries||No locations recruiting|
|Scarborough, ME||Maine Center for Cancer Medicine and Blood Disorders||no longer recruiting|
|Newton, MA||Inflexxion||no longer recruiting|
|Bronx, NY||Albert Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center||no longer recruiting|
|Charlotte, NC||Buddy Kemp Caring House||no longer recruiting|
|Dallas, TX||Baylor University Medical Center||no longer recruiting|
Male or female participants of any age.
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Parent with a first diagnosis of cancer within the past 5 years No recurrence of a previously diagnosed cancer Must have at least 1 child between the ages of 6 and 18 Ill parent must live with child/children at least 50% of the time No plans to move out-of-state within the next 3 months PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: See Disease Characteristics Any age Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: No psychotic disorder (such as schizophrenia) or a brain/psychiatric disorder due to disease/illness PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Not specified
|Official title||We Can Cope: Family Support When A Parent Has Cancer|
|Description||OBJECTIVES: I. Determine if families who participate in a video support program function better as a family in the areas of communication, togetherness, and overall increased ability to cope when a parent is newly diagnosed with cancer. II. Determine if participation in this program decreases stress-related illness in the well members of the family. III. Determine the safety of this program. IV. Determine patient/family and medical provider satisfaction with this program. OUTLINE: This a randomized study. Adult parent participants and spouses undergo a baseline assessment over approximately 1 hour comprising completion of a self-assessment form followed by an interview. Families are then randomized to one of two arms. Arm I: Adult parent participants receive a video support program comprising 3 videotapes (parent tape, adolescent tape, and child tape) and a parent guidebook. The parents are encouraged to screen the videotapes and decide whether to have their child and/or adolescent view the program. Arm II: Adult parent participants receive no video support material. Families may view the video program after study completion. Adult parent participants in both arms complete follow-up assessments at 6 and 12 weeks. This clinical trial is being conducted at the locations listed below. If you are interested in this clinical trial but unable to visit these locations, please call #1-800-848-3895 ext. 226 and ask for more information about the We Can Cope study. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 230 families will be accrued for this study.|
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