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RATIONALE: Quality-of-life assessment in patients undergoing cancer treatment may help determine the intermediate- and long-term effects of the treatment on these patients.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the impact of oral versus parenteral chemotherapy on quality of life (QOL) in patients with recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer. II. Evaluate the QOL over time in this patient population. III. Determine the impact of disease symptoms, treatment side effects, performance status, and CA-125 levels on QOL assessment in this patient population.
OUTLINE: Patients receive a baseline quality of life (QOL) assessment, an attitudes/preference survey, and a performance status assessment at the time of diagnosis of recurrent disease. Patients are nonrandomly assigned to treatment with either IV or oral chemotherapy using drugs based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, prior treatment history, and patient preference. QOL and performance status assessments are obtained again at 3 and 6 months during treatment. Attitudes/preferences are assessed at 6 months. Patients are withdrawn from study if treatment regimen is changed from oral to IV, or from IV to oral during this 6 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 74 patients will be accrued for this study over 12 months.
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:08-0400
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A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
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