Nutritional Status and Barriers to Dietary Intake in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00375180
First received: September 11, 2006
Last updated: March 19, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

September 11, 2006
March 19, 2012
November 2006
January 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Nutritional Status and Barriers to Dietary Intake in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Nutritional Status and Barriers to Dietary Intake in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Prior to, on Completion of and Six Weeks After Oncology Treatment

The investigators hope to learn more about how side-effects of RT or RTchemo affect food intake and nutrition status.

Head and neck cancer patients often have difficulty meeting their nutritional needs while undergoing radiation therapy (RT) and/or chemotherapy (RTchemo). Tumor locations and side effects of RT or RTchemo, including dry mouth, mouth sores, difficulty chewing and swallowing, changes in taste and smell, and loss of appetite, lead to poor food intake and weight loss. The investigators hope to learn more about how side-effects of RT or RTchemo affect food intake and nutrition status.

Observational
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Diagnosed with head and neck cancer including the lip, oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses, oropharynx, nasopharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, and thyroid

Head and Neck Cancer
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Completed
100
January 2012
January 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Diagnosed with head and neck cancer including the lip, oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses, oropharynx, nasopharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, and thyroid
  • All histological types of cancer
  • All tumour stages according to American Joint Committee for Cancer (AJCC) Staging
  • All forms of RT including standard or investigational and/or concurrent standard or investigational chemotherapy for head and neck cancers
  • Alert and mentally competent
  • English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwilling to participate
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Canada
 
NCT00375180
HN-4-0030 / 23028
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AHS Cancer Control Alberta
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
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Principal Investigator: Vickie Baracos, MD AHS Cancer Control Alberta
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
March 2012

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