Clinical Trial: Quality of Life in African-American or Caucasian Women Survivors of Breast Cancer

This study is not yet open for patient recruitment.
Verified by National Cancer Institute (NCI) December 2005

Sponsors and Collaborators: Indiana University School of Medicine
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00268502


RATIONALE: Studying quality of life in cancer survivors may help determine the long-term effects of breast cancer and may help improve the quality of life for future cancer survivors.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the quality of life in African-American or Caucasian women survivors of breast cancer.

Condition Intervention
Quality of Life
Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility
Sleep Disorders
Spiritual Concerns
 Procedure: complications of therapy assessment/management
 Procedure: fatigue assessment/management
 Procedure: psychosocial assessment/care
 Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
 Procedure: screening intervention
 Procedure: study of socioeconomic and demographic variables
 Procedure: supportive care/therapy

MedlinePlus related topics:  Cancer;   Cancer Alternative Therapies;   Depression;   Sleep Disorders
Genetics Home Reference related topics:  Cancer;   Cancer--Living with Cancer

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Treatment

Official Title: Survey Study of Long-Term Disease-Specific, Generic, and Global Quality of Life in African-American or Caucasian Women Breast Cancer Survivors

Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):


OUTLINE: Patients and healthy participants complete a battery of quality of life (QOL) questionnaires over approximately 65 minutes by mail or over the phone, including the Sexual Function Index, Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Fatigue, Concerns About Recurrence Scale, and other measures of symptoms/side effects, the RAND Physical Functioning -10 Scale, Center for Epidemiologic Studies - Depression Scale, assessment of family function/social support, ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale, Reed Spiritual Perspective Scale, assessment of coping, and the Index of Well-being. Demographic, disease, treatment, and comorbidity information is collected using questionnaires and medical chart review.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 195 patients and healthy participants will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:  18 Years and above,  Genders Eligible for Study:  Both


  • Meets 1 of the following criteria:
  • African-American or Caucasian breast cancer survivor
  • Diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer between the years of 1995-2003
  • Receiving follow up care at the Indiana University Cancer Center (IUCC), the IUCC Northside Clinic, Spring Mill Clinic, or Wishard Memorial Hospital
  • Healthy African-American
  • Acquaintance of an African-American breast cancer survivor whose age is within five years of that of the patient
  • Not known to have breast cancer


  • Female


  • See Disease Characteristics

Location and Contact Information

Please refer to this study by identifier  NCT00268502

Study chairs or principal investigators

Kathleen Russell, RN, DNS,  Study Chair,  Indiana University School of Medicine   

More Information

Clinical trial summary from the National Cancer Institute''''s PDQ® database

Study ID Numbers:  CDR0000459904; IUMC-0209-08B; IUMC-0502-01B
Last Updated:  December 21, 2005
Record first received:  December 20, 2005 Identifier:  NCT00268502
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government processed this record on 2006-01-10

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