Assessing Quality of Life of Patients With Prostate Cancer
RATIONALE: Quality of life assessment in patients undergoing prostate cancer treatment may help determine the intermediate and long-term effects of the treatment on these patients.
PURPOSE: Clinical trial to study the effectiveness of two questionnaires in assessing quality of life of patients who have prostate cancer.
- Assess the scale structure, psychometric validity, and reliability of quality of life measurements using the EORTC QLQ-C30 and the prostate cancer-specific QLQ-PR25 questionnaires in patients with stage I-IV prostate cancer.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to stage of disease (local or locally advanced disease vs metastatic disease).
Patients complete EORTC QLQ-C30 and prostate cancer-specific QLQ-PR25 questionnaires before therapy and at 3 months after the start of therapy. Patients in stratum II also complete questionnaires at 6 months after the start of therapy.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 375 patients will be accrued for this study.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - Perth
European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00041301
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on September 20, 2012
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
A synthetic retinoid that is used orally as a chemopreventive against prostate cancer and in women at risk of developing contralateral breast cancer. It is also effective as an antineoplastic agent.
Ultrasound, High-intensity Focused, Transrectal
Tissue ablation of the PROSTATE performed by ultrasound from a transducer placed in the RECTUM. The procedure is used to treat prostate cancer (PROSTATIC NEOPLASMS) and benign prostatic hypertrophy (PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA).
Prostatic Secretory Proteins
Proteins secreted by the prostate gland. The major secretory proteins from the human prostate gland include PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN, prostate-specific acid phosphatase, prostate-specific membrane antigen, and prostate-specific protein-94.
Tumors or cancer of the PROSTATE.
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