Study of Physical and Mental Health of Older Patients With Newly Diagnosed Cancer
RATIONALE: Gathering information from older patients with newly diagnosed cancer may help doctors learn more about the risks of functional decline.
PURPOSE: This studying is looking at the physical and mental health of older patients with newly diagnosed cancer.
- To create a Geriatric-Oncology database of patients 65 years of age and older with newly diagnosed cancer who have been identified as being at increased risk of functional decline and mortality within a year.
- To enhance the Geriatric-Oncology Database by linking it to the Central Medicare Services (CMS) Database and the Ohio Death Files.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients undergo a 1-hour comprehensive geriatric assessment at baseline and periodically during the study as part of routine care. The assessments include the Lawton's nine-item Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL); the Katz's Activity of Daily Living (ADL); the Timed Up and Go Test; the Karnofsky Physician-Rated Performance Rating Scale (KPS); the number of falls in the past 6 months; the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA); the Body Mass Index; the percent of unintentional weight loss in the past 6 months; the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Social Support Subscale (emotional/information and tangible subscales); the MOS Social Activity Limitations Measures; the Charlson Comorbidity Index; the Cumulative Index Rating Scale Geriatrics (CIRS-G); the ACE-27; the Folstein's Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE); the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS); the Functional Pain Scale; and a list of medications.
Data will be obtained from patients medical records at baseline, 6 months, 1 year, and 3 years. At completion of 1 and 3 years of follow up, the Geriatric-Oncology Database will be linked to the Central Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Database and the Ohio Death Files.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
medical chart review, questionnaire administration, cognitive assessment, psychosocial assessment and care, quality-of-life assessment
Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00769951
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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