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Information Consultation by Radiotherapy Manipulator (INFORTH)

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: NCT02867462
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 16, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre Antoine Lacassagne

Brief Summary:

The medical teams are increasingly sought by patients to get the most possible information, probably expressed in a different form and thereby supplementing the information already received. Coulter et al. reached similar conclusions in their study of the writings of patient information documents. They point out, moreover, the best adaptation of the patients better informed compared to those with less or no information.

This need for information varies over time. It is present before treatment begins, continues during treatment and persists after treatment. Given the specific features of radiotherapy, the manipulators are important interlocutors to participate in the accompanying caregiver time.

In conclusion, the quality of information delivered to the patient has been poorly evaluated, let alone with validated tools in this area.

The impact of information on the tolerance of the treatment also needs to be confirmed, knowing that an informed patient seems less anxious and better prepared for future treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer Other: Standard care Other: manipulator consultation radiotherapy added to standard care Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 308 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Information Consultation by a Manipulator Radiotherapy: Impact on Information to Patients Treated With Radiotherapy for Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : April 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 10, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : May 10, 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
A-Standard Care
standard care
Other: Standard care
standard care

Experimental: B-manipulator consultation radiotherapy added to standard care
manipulator consultation radiotherapy added to standard care
Other: manipulator consultation radiotherapy added to standard care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. EORTC QLQ-INFO25 [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    amount of information received by patients in the case of a standard support and if the patient has a consultation with a radiation therapy manipulator, assessed using the questionnaire EORTC QLQ-INFO25 before the first radiotherapy session

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with cancer of the head and neck, esophagus, stomach, breast, rectum, anal canal, prostate, lung, bile duct, pancreas or female genital histologically proven
  • Patient being treated by radiotherapy alone or combined with chemotherapy / immunotherapy, exclusive treatment or adjuvant
  • Age over 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has been treated with radiation to the tumor site
  • Patient with metastatic stage disease
  • Patient targeted for hypofractionated radiotherapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02867462

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Centre Antoine LACASSAGNE
Nice, France, 0
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Antoine Lacassagne
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Principal Investigator: Karen BENEZERY, md Centre Antoine Lacassagne

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Responsible Party: Centre Antoine Lacassagne Identifier: NCT02867462    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012/63 INFORTH
First Posted: August 16, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2017
Last Verified: August 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided