Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions stage i adult liver cancer, stage i colorectal cancer, stage ia gastric cancer, stage ia pancreatic cancer, stage ib gastric cancer, stage ib pancreatic cancer, stage ii adult liver cancer, stage iia colorectal cancer, stage iia gastric cancer, stage iia pancreatic cancer, stage iib colorectal cancer, stage iib gastric cancer, stage iib pancreatic cancer, stage iic colorectal cancer, stage iii pancreatic cancer, stage iiia adult liver cancer, stage iiia colorectal cancer, stage iiia gastric cancer, stage iiib adult liver cancer, stage iiib colorectal cancer, stage iiib gastric cancer, stage iiic adult liver cancer, stage iiic colorectal cancer, stage iiic gastric cancer, stage iv gastric cancer, stage iva colorectal cancer, stage iva liver cancer, stage iva pancreatic cancer, stage ivb colorectal cancer, stage ivb liver cancer, stage ivb pancreatic cancer
Treatments computer-assisted intervention, vivofit watch, quality-of-life assessment, questionnaire administration
Sponsor City of Hope Medical Center
Collaborator National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date July 2015
End date May 2017
Trial size 24 participants
Trial identifier NCT02511821, 15051, NCI-2015-01061, P30CA033572

Summary

This pilot clinical trial studies an electronic monitoring device of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and function in improving patient-centered care in patients with gastrointestinal cancer undergoing surgery. Electronic monitoring is a technology-based way of asking patients about the quality of life, symptoms, and activity using online surveys and an activity tracking watch may make it easier for patients to tell their doctors and nurses about any issues before and after surgery. Electronic systems of assessing PROs may increase the depth and accuracy of available clinical data, save administrative time, prompt early intervention that improves the patient experience, foster patient-provider communication, improve patient safety, and enhance the consistency of data collection across multiple sites.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose supportive care
Arm
(Experimental)
Patients complete online surveys comprising questions about quality of life, symptoms, and activity level, and wear a wristband device (Vivofit watch) 3-7 days prior to and after surgery. After going home, patients complete the symptom survey three times a week and quality of life survey once a week for 2 weeks post-surgery.
computer-assisted intervention
Complete online surveys
vivofit watch Monitor
Wear Vivofit watch
quality-of-life assessment Quality of Life Assessment
Ancillary studies
questionnaire administration
Ancillary studies

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Mean time patients are able to tolerate wearing the wristband device, both before and after surgery
time frame: Up to 1 month
Mean time to complete the web based questionnaires MDASI and EQ-5D, as well as the Self Geriatric Assessment Measure
time frame: Up to 1 month
Median time patients are able to tolerate wearing the wristband device, both before and after surgery
time frame: Up to 1 month
Median time to complete the web based questionnaires MDASI and EQ-5D, as well as the Self Geriatric Assessment Measure
time frame: Up to 1 month
Percentage of patients who are able to complete the web-based questionnaires MDASI and EQ-5D
time frame: Up to 1 month
Percentage of patients who are able to wear the wristband device for at least 1 week post-operatively
time frame: Up to 1 week post-operatively

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Ease of use of web-based surveys and wristband device, as measured by responses from Satisfaction Tool
time frame: Up to 1 month
Feedback on items in the web-based surveys that are distressing or difficult to comprehend, as measured by responses from Satisfaction Tool
time frame: Up to 1 month
Feedback on length of surveys and timing of administration, as measured by responses from Satisfaction Tool
time frame: Up to 1 month
Mean number of missing items within each questionnaire
time frame: Up to 1 month
Percentage of patients who did not enroll in the study-composite outcome of multiple measure listed
time frame: Up to 1 month
Suggestions for items that were not covered but should be added, as measured by responses from Satisfaction Tool
time frame: Up to 1 month

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 21 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Scheduled to undergo surgery for primary or secondary gastric, colorectal, liver, or pancreas cancer - Able to read and understand English - Patients across all stages of disease - There are no restrictions related to performance status or life expectancy - This protocol is eligible for waiver of informed consent documentation; all subjects must have the ability to understand and the willingness to provide verbal informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Research participants who have no computer and internet access and/or do not use a computer even if one is present in the household - Subjects, who in the opinion of the investigator, may not be able to comply with the safety monitoring requirements of the study

Additional Information

Official title Electronic Monitoring of Patient-Reported Outcomes and Function in GI Cancer Surgery: A Feasibility Study
Principal investigator Virginia Sun
Description PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To determine the feasibility of administration of electronic patient-reported outcomes and functional assessment in gastrointestinal (GI) cancer surgery (gastric, colorectal, liver, pancreas). II. Determine percentage of patients able to complete > 80% of MD. Anderson Symptom Inventory (MDASI) and European Quality of LIfe-5 Dimensions (EQ-5D) web-based surveys. III. Determine percentage of patients able to wear the wristband device at least 1 week post-operatively. IV. Determine length of time to complete the web-based surveys. V. Determine length of time patients are able to wear the wristband device, before and after surgery. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the percentage of patients who did not enroll in the study and analyze the reasons why. This will be accomplished using: 1) the number of patients asked to participate; 2) the number of patients who declined to participate, and 3) reasons for declining participation. II. Responses from the Satisfaction Tool will be used to assess: 1) ease of use of web-based surveys and wristband device; 2) feedback on items in the web-based surveys that are distressing or difficult to comprehend; 3) feedback on length of surveys and timing of administration; and 4) suggestions for items that were not covered but should be added. III. Calculate the mean number of missing items within each questionnaire to identify individual or subsets of questions that are difficult to answer. OUTLINE: Patients complete online surveys comprising questions about quality of life, symptoms, and activity level, and wear a wristband device (Vivofit watch) 3-7 days prior to and after surgery. After going home, patients complete the symptom survey three times a week and quality of life survey once a week for 2 weeks post-surgery. After completion of study, patients are followed up for 1 month.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by City of Hope Medical Center.
Location data was received from the National Cancer Institute and was last updated in November 2016.