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Study of Decision Making in Patients Participating in Phase I Clinical Trials

2014-08-27 03:55:29 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- 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.

Study Design

Masking: Open Label

Conditions

Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment

Intervention

psychosocial assessment and care

Location

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60611-3013

Status

Recruiting

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:29-0400

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