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Web-based Tailored Information and Support for Patients With a Neuroendocrine Tumor (WIN)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02472678
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 16, 2015
Last Update Posted : May 5, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
A.M.E. Walenkamp, University Medical Center Groningen

Brief Summary:

Patients with a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) frequently suffer from physical as well as psychosocial complaints. Patients may experience various symptoms from tumor burden and secreted hormones by the tumor. They also can have complaints due to their anti-cancer treatment and accompanying side effects.

Adequate information is an essential aspect of supportive care. Patients need for information and care remain frequently unnoticed. The aim of the current study is to test the effectiveness of a web-based tailored information and support system to support patients' information and care needs. Key features of this website are patient self-screening of physical and psychosocial problems, tailored patient education on reported problems and self-referral to professional health care. The investigators expect that the website is a highly suitable medium to provide tailored information and support.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neuroendocrine Tumor Other: Web-based tailored information and support system Other: Standard care Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Rationale: Patients with a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) frequently suffer from physical as well as psychosocial complaints. Patients may experience various symptoms from tumor burden and secreted hormones by the tumor. They also can have complaints due to their anti-cancer treatment and accompanying side effects.

Adequate information is an essential aspect of supportive care. Patients need for information and care remain frequently unnoticed. The aim of the current study is to test the effectiveness of a web-based tailored information and support system to support patients' information and care needs. Key features of this website are patient self-screening of physical and psychosocial problems, tailored patient education on reported problems and self-referral to professional health care. The invetigators expect that the website is a highly suitable medium to provide tailored information and support.

Objective: This study has a combined objective to investigate whether a web-based tailored information and support system reduces distress, as determined by a decrease in value of the distress thermometer, and/or improves patients' perception and satisfaction of received information, as determined by an improved score at the EORTC QLQ-INFO 25 questionnaire, as compared to patients who receive standard care.

Secondary aims are improvement in quality of life as determined by the cancer-specific EORTC QLQ-C30 and the NET-specific EORTC QLQ-GINET21, empowerment at end of study (subscales of the Construct Empowering Outcomes questionnaire) and to investigate patients' opinion about and use of the web-based tailored information and support system (with a self-constructed questionnaire; based on constructs of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) questionnaire and two self-constructed questions).

Study design: The present study is a single center randomized, prospective, intervention study on the efficacy of a tailored web-based information and support system in NET patients. After randomization and stratification - based on the time from diagnosis till inclusion- the control group receives standard care and the experimental group receives the standard care complemented with use of the web-based tailored information and support system for 12 weeks.

Patients will be asked to fill out questionnaires at baseline and after 12 weeks.

Patients in the intervention group are asked to fill out an extra questionnaire about use of the web-based tailored information and support system.

Study population: Diagnosed NET patients who are under treatment at the Department of Medical Oncology in the University Medical Center Groningen will be invited to participate in the study. The investigators will stratify for newly diagnosed patients (diagnosed within six months before inclusion) and patients diagnosed more than 6 months before inclusion


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 91 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Web-based Tailored Information and Support for Patients With a Neuroendocrine Tumor
Study Start Date : May 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Standard care
The control group will receive standard care.
Other: Standard care
The control group will receive standard care.

Experimental: Experimental group
In addition to standard care, the experimental group will be given access to the web-based tailored information and support system (with a username/password)
Other: Web-based tailored information and support system
Access to the web-based tailored information and support system (with a username/password)




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. A composite outcome of difference in distress and the mean improvement of the global score of the EORTC QLQ-INFO 25 [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    The primary endpoint is a composite of the difference in distress measured by the distress thermometer and the mean improvement of the global score of the EORTC QLQ-INFO 25 at end of study between the control group and the intervention group.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in quality of life, [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    change in quality of life as determined by the cancer-specific EORTC QLQ-C30, and the EORTC QLQ-GINET21,

  2. Empowerment at end of study [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    empowerment at end of study (subscales of the Construct Empowering Outcomes questionnaire)

  3. Information about patients' opinion and use of the web-based tailored information and support system [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    investigation of patients' opinion about and use of the web-based tailored information and support system (with a self-constructed questionnaire; based on constructs of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) questionnaire and two self-constructed questions



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult NET patients (aged ≥ 18 years of age) with any tumor site and disease stage.
  • Ability to comprehend Dutch (both reading and writing).
  • Informed consent provided

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Estimated life expectancy less than 3 months.
  • Patients who have a history of another primary malignancy, except for radical and adequately treated malignancies from which the patient has been disease free for ≥ 3 years
  • Patients who participated in the WIN-pilot study.

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Locations
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Netherlands
University Medical Center Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands, 9700 RB
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medical Center Groningen
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: A. M.E. Walenkamp, MD, PhD University Medical Center Groningen

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Responsible Party: A.M.E. Walenkamp, Principal investigator, University Medical Center Groningen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02472678     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20150501
First Posted: June 16, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 5, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue