Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Survey
The goal of this research study is to learn more about pain and other symptoms that patients may experience while receiving chemotherapy treatment with platinum agents, taxanes, and/or bortezomib.
Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Behavioral: Sensory Tests
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Feasibility and Validity of New Symptom Measurement Tools in Patients on Treatment With Platinum Agents, Taxanes and Bortezomib|
- Assessment of Patient's Symptoms (Questionnaire) [ Time Frame: Each patient administered questionnaire at single point in time. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Questionnaire + Sensory Tests + Interview||
3 questionnaires to collect information about any pain and/or symptoms experienced, general well-being, and personal information such as age and marital status. One (1) will be a symptom assessment questionnaire where asked to rate symptoms on a scale of 0-10.
Other Name: SurveyBehavioral: Sensory Tests
Test of sensitivity to things such as cold and touch, involve feeling cold objects, feeling bumps on a rectangular board, and putting pegs into holes on a board; and marking on computerized drawings areas experience pain, numbness, and/or cold sensitivity.Behavioral: Interview
First 5 patients receiving platinum agents, taxanes, and bortezomib (15 patients total) will be asked to describe their symptoms in an open-ended, semi-structured 20-30 minute interview.
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If patient agrees to take part in this study, they will be asked to complete 3 questionnaires, 3 sensory tests, and may be asked to take part in a one-on-one symptom interview.
Depending on when patient is enrolled in this study, they may take part in a one-on-one interview with a study staff member. A total of 15 participants will take part in this interview (5 taking platinum agents, 5 taking taxanes, & 5 taking bortezomib). During the interview, patient will be asked to describe their symptoms. The interview should take about 20-30 minutes to complete.
The interviews will be digitally recorded, transcribed (typed), and used by researchers to identify symptoms related to receiving this type of chemotherapy. Researchers will use this information to design a study questionnaire that focuses on chemotherapy symptoms in the hands and feet. The digital recordings and typed copies of the interview will be destroyed after researchers have analyzed the interview data and the study is complete.
Questionnaires & Sensory Tests:
All study participants will complete 3 questionnaires that are designed to collect information about any pain and/or symptoms patient may have experienced, their general well-being, and personal information such as age and marital status. One (1) of them is called a symptom assessment questionnaire and patient be will asked to rate their symptoms on a scale of 0-10.
All study participants will also complete 3 tests, called sensory tests, that are designed to help researchers learn how sensitive patient is to things such as cold and touch. These tests involve feeling cold objects, feeling bumps on a rectangular board, and putting pegs into holes on a board. Patient will also be asked to mark on computerized drawings the areas where they experience any pain, numbness, and/or cold sensitivity. A study staff member will explain how to take the tests and use the computerized drawings in more detail at the time these tests are performed.
It should take about 20-30 minutes to complete all of the questionnaires and tests.
Additional Sensory Testing:
Out of the 200 participants on this study, 40 participants will be asked to return to the clinic for additional sensory testing to help researchers learn if the tools used for this study are working as expected.
This additional testing is designed to help researchers learn how sensitive patient is to things such as touch, cold, warmth, and a pinprick to the finger, hand, or arm. Patient will be asked to describe how well they can feel each test, and how much pain they may or may not feel. This additional testing should take about 60 minutes to complete.
Length of Study:
After patient has completed the interview (if they are asked), 3 questionnaires, and 3 sensory tests their participation on this study will be over. If patient is selected to take part in the additional sensory testing, their participation on this study will be over after those tests are complete.
This is an investigational study.
Up to 200 participants will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.