Quality of Life in African-American or Caucasian Women Survivors of Breast Cancer - Article
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
Quality of Life
Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility
| 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
- Compare African-American survivors of breast cancer to Caucasian survivors of breast cancer on disease-specific, generic, and global quality of life measures.
- Compare African-American survivors of breast cancer to an age-matched control group of African-American women with no history of breast cancer on these quality of life measures.
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.
- 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
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
- See Disease Characteristics
Location and Contact Information
Kathleen Russell, RN, DNS, Study Chair, Indiana University School of Medicine
Last Updated: December 21, 2005
Record first received: December 20, 2005
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00268502
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on 2006-01-10