This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition caregiver burden
Treatments caregiver reaction assessment (cra), the caregiver quality of life - cancer (cqolc)
Sponsor Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Start date June 2015
End date June 2017
Trial size 94 participants
Trial identifier NCT02501785, 15-145


The purpose of this study is to understand the level of caregiver burden related to caring for a patient who goes home within the first 24 hours following surgery. As the caregiver they are providing care to a family member, friend, or neighbor. Even when not formally trained, the care they provide is important to the patient's recovery. Providing care in this manner can be stressful. This study will help us understand what aspects of the patient's recovery are most difficult for the caregiver.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
This is a prospective cohort study. Four questionnaires will be used to collect data from caregivers: demographic and socioeconomic data will be collected from the caregiver before the patient's surgery, and caregiver burden information will be collected 15 (+/- 3) days after surgery.
caregiver reaction assessment (cra)
the caregiver quality of life - cancer (cqolc)

Primary Outcomes

Caregiver Reaction Assessment (CRA) score
time frame: 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Caregiver/patient pairs undergoing surgery for an indication tracked within the Breast, Gynecology, Head and Neck, and Urology AXR program - English speaking - Patients willing to provide demographic, surgical, and outcome information - Caregivers willing to provide demographic, socioeconomic, and caregiver experience information - Caregivers willing to complete the caregiver burden measurement scales Exclusion Criteria: - Patients undergoing surgery within the AXR pathway that do not have a caregiver - Non-English speaking patients or caregivers - Patients unwilling to provide demographic and surgical information - Caregivers unwilling to provide demographic, socioeconomic, or caregiver experience information or unwilling to complete the caregiver burden measurement scales

Additional Information

Official title Caregiver Burden Within the Ambulatory Extended Recovery (AXR) Patient Population
Principal investigator Mindy Sovel, MPH
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.