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Quality of Life and Liver Metastases

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00184834
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 16, 2005
Information provided by:
Radboud University

Brief Summary:
An increasing aggressiveness in the surgical approach of colorectal liver metastases is observed. This seems only justified when, besides prolongation of survival, also the health status of patients is considered. The aim of this prospective study is to investigate the impact of surgery on health-related quality of life in this specific patient population operated for colorectal liver metastases.Furthermore, as the indications for hepatic resection are broadened and patients with more extensive liver disease are operated on, the chance of non operable disease at laparotomy will increase. The effects of such an event on HRQol are also studied.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Colorectal Liver Metastases Quality of Life Behavioral: quality of life

Detailed Description:
In a prospective study several patients groups were identified. Patients undergoing liver resection and/or local ablative therapy. Patients with non operable disease at (explorative) laparotomy and outpatients with non operable disease as shown during work up for liver resection. Several validated instruments on HRQoL were ompleted preoperatively (baseline), a half month after operation and then every three months.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Quality of Life After Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastases
Study Start Date : June 1999
Study Completion Date : November 2002

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

colorectal liver metastases (operable and non operable disease) and participation by means of filling in quality of life instruments

Exclusion Criteria:

drop out and therefore loss of quality of life instruments

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00184834

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Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6500 HB
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
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Principal Investigator: Theo Ruers, MD, PhD Radboud University
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00184834    
Other Study ID Numbers: qol1
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 16, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005
Keywords provided by Radboud University:
health-related quality of life
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms, Second Primary
Liver Neoplasms
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases