Survivorship in Lynch Syndrome Families

16:23 EST 24th November 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The goal of this research study is to learn more about the experiences of the survivors of colorectal cancer and their close relatives.

Colorectal cancer survivors are one of the largest groups of cancer survivors in the United States. What researchers understand at this time about psychosocial and behavioral issues in colorectal cancer survivors is somewhat limited. Researchers will study the effect of cancer survivorship on patients and close relatives.

Description

Data will be collected primarily using a mailed self-administered questionnaire. A subset of the participants who complete the mailed questionnaire will be recontacted and invited to participate in an in-depth, semi-structured telephone interview.

Qualitative Mailed Questionnaires:

Participants will complete a questionnaire that contains questions about your experiences living with colorectal cancer. The questionnaire should take 45-60 minutes to complete.

Up to 200 colorectal cancer survivors and up to 200 close relatives of colorectal cancer survivors will take part in this portion of the study.

Telephone Interviews:

In the phone interview, you will be asked some questions about your experiences living with colorectal cancer. The phone interview should take 30-45 minutes to complete.

Up to 30 colorectal cancer survivors and up to 30 close relatives of colorectal cancer survivors will take part in this portion of the study.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Colorectal Cancer

Intervention

Telephone Interview, Questionnaire

Location

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston
Texas
United States
77030

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Results (where available)

View Results

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