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Development of a Psychosocial Assessment Database for Reconstructive Hand Transplantation

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: NCT01565187
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : March 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 11, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sheila G. Jowsey, Mayo Clinic

Brief Summary:
A prospective multicenter study utilizing standardized instruments for the psychological assessment of hand transplant candidates pre and post-transplant as well as those candidates excluded for transplantation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Arm Injuries Behavioral: Questionnaires

Detailed Description:

The semi-structured psychological interview describes the assessment of significant psychosocial characteristics and it is based on the psychosocial domains of the "Transplant Evaluation Rating Scale (TERS)" by Twillman and colleagues for evaluating organ transplant candidates. The interview guide was developed as a tool to guide clinicians through the interview process for hand transplant candidates. The protocol highlights issues that are specific for reconstructive hand transplantation and give clinicians an immediate understanding of what type of information is necessary to conduct a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.

Additionally, the psychological assessment provides standardized psychological screening procedures and continuous follow-up ratings by psychometrical testing. The test battery will be performed at the time of initial psychosocial assessment, immediately after transplant, at six and twelve months for the transplant candidates and at initial evaluation, six and twelve months for candidates excluded for transplant.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Development of a Psychosocial Assessment Database for Reconstructive Hand Transplantation
Study Start Date : February 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2022

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
hand transplant candidates
Participants enrolled will be asked to complete behavioral questionnaires.
Behavioral: Questionnaires
Transplant Effects Questionnaire, Response Evaluation Measure, Patient Health Questionnaire, Generalized Anxiety Scale, Alcohol Use Disorders Test, Body Image Questionnaire, Quality of Life Uniscale, Scales of Psychosocial Well-Being, Sense of Coherence Scale.
Other Name: Psychometric instruments

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assessment of change in Psychosocial characteristics of hand transplantation candidates [ Time Frame: one year posttransplant ]
    Using validated psychometric instruments and description of psychosocial characteristics based on a standardized assessment instrument.

Biospecimen Retention:   None Retained
No biospecimens to be gathered and used for this study.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Candidate who will be receiving a hand transplant at Mayo Clinic.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years old
  • Undergoing evaluation for hand transplantation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to complete surveys

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01565187

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United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
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Principal Investigator: Sheila Jowsey, MD Mayo Clinic
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Sheila G. Jowsey, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Transplant Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT01565187    
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-001131
First Posted: March 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 11, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020
Keywords provided by Sheila G. Jowsey, Mayo Clinic:
Hand Transplantation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Arm Injuries
Wounds and Injuries