Psychological and Emotional Impact in Patients Undergoing Treatment For Metastatic Cancer Either in a Clinical Trial or as Standard Off-Trial Therapy
RATIONALE: Gathering information from patients who received treatment for metastatic cancer while participating in a phase II or phase III randomized clinical trial and from patients receiving standard treatment off-trial may help doctors learn more about the psychological and emotional results of being in a clinical trial.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is comparing the psychological and emotional impact of participating in a randomized clinical trial with the impact of standard treatment in patients with metastatic cancer.
Small Intestine Cancer
Other: questionnaire administration
Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
|Official Title:||Psychological and Emotional Impacts of Participation in Randomized Clinical Studies in Medical Oncology|
- Quality of life as assessed by the QLQ-30 questionnaire [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Symptoms of anxiety and depression as assessed by the HADS questionnaire [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Adjustment strategies and emotional regulation as assessed by the WCC and ERQ questionnaires [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2007|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- To compare the psychological and emotional consequences in patients who underwent first-line antitumor treatment (chemotherapy or targeted therapy) for metastatic disease while participating in a phase II or III randomized clinical trial vs patients who underwent standard first-line treatment off-trial.
- To measure and compare the temporal variation of psychological and emotional consequences during and after completion of or stopping of treatment.
- To measure and compare the degree of knowledge of the implications of participating in a clinical study vs the benefits of standard off-trial treatment and evaluate the impact on psychological and emotional experience.
- To evaluate the relationship between the use of adjustment strategies and emotional regulation and psychological and emotional experiences in both of these situations.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients complete four questionnaires, including assessment of symptoms of anxiety and depression (HADS), quality of life (QLQ-30), adjustment strategies (WCC), and regulation of emotional behavior (ERQ), during their first course of treatment, after the first evaluation of treatment effectiveness, and one week after completion of treatment. During their first evaluation, patients also complete a questionnaire on the modalities of randomized clinical trials and their impact on care (ICEC-R).
|Centre Oscar Lambret|
|Lille, France, 59020|
|Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, 59653|
|Investigator:||Stephanie Clisant||Centre Oscar Lambret|