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RATIONALE: Studying individuals who are enrolled in phase I clinical trials may help to improve the way in which clinical trials are conducted.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying patients' personality traits, reasons for participating in the trial, and understanding of their medical situation, prognosis, and risks and benefits of participating in a phase I trial.
- Determine the range of personality traits of patients enrolled in a phase I clinical trial.
- Determine these patients' understanding of their medical situation and prognosis.
- Determine these patients' understanding of risks and benefits of phase I clinical trials.
- Determine these patients' reasons for participating in a phase I clinical trial.
- Determine the risk/benefit trade-offs of these patients.
- Determine the existential outlook of these patients.
- Determine the information gathering nature of these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Before beginning phase I clinical trial treatment, patients complete a survey over 30-45 minutes administered by an interviewer. Patients then self-administer the Temperament and Character Inventory assessment over 30 minutes.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 250 patients will be accrued for this study within 6 months.
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Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment
psychosocial assessment and care
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:29-0400
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