Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition cancer
Sponsor Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Start date March 2005
End date March 2005
Trial size 75 participants
Trial identifier NCT00285363, 04 05-052E, CMCC grant

Summary

This descriptive study aims to allow children and adolescents who have cancer to self-evaluate their quality of life. It is hypothesized that treatment affects quality of life in the areas of physical and social functioning. It is further hypothesized that these effects dissipate within 6 months after treatment is completed.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective cross-sectional

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 9 years up to 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria:Study participants will include all children and adolescents (aged 7 to 21 years old) currently receiving care from the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the CMHC, which will serve as the study site. These individuals will be identified by the health care professionals working in the clinic. Specific study criteria will include only those individuals who (1) can read or write in the English language (due to limited availability of translators); (2) appear to not possibly suffer psychological harm by participating (as determined by any health care professional working in the Clinic); and (3) do not have a health condition and/or medical need that supersedes study participation. - Exclusion Criteria: (1) Those electing not to participate; (2) those with no guardian available to consent or (3) those not yet diagnosed with a cancer condition. -

Additional Information

Official title Quality of Life Among Children and Adolescents With Cancer
Principal investigator Peggy Ward-Smith, PhD
Description Study participants will include all children and adolescents (aged 7 to 21 years old) currently receiving care from the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the CMHC, which will serve as the study site. These individuals will be identified by the health care professionals working in the clinic. Specific study criteria will include only those individuals who (1) can read or write in the English language (due to limited availability of translators); (2) appear to not possibly suffer psychological harm by participating (as determined by any health care professional working in the Clinic); and (3) do not have a health condition and/or medical need that supersedes study participation. The weekly list of appointments will be reviewed by the researchers who already work in the Clinic for appropriateness (JH, JB and KS). To prevent participation coercion, solicitation for participation will be provided through the Child Life Specialist (CLS). The CLS is known to each participant and will function as a data collector for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2006.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City.