Attitudes and Knowledge Regarding Clinical Trials in Underserved Populations Receiving Care at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University

2015-05-21 21:23:26 | BioPortfolio


This pilot research trial studies minority patients receiving care at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU) to see what their attitudes are regarding the healthcare they receive and how much they know about clinical trials. Clinical trials are an important way to test healthcare treatments and need diverse participants to be most effective. Studying what minority patients think about healthcare and clinical trials may help researchers learn more about why minorities are less likely to enroll in clinical trials and create programs to help increase their enrollment.



I. To describe perceived quality of care received in the CCCWFU adult oncology clinics by patients belonging to one of the racial/ethnic minority and underserved populations (Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, rural, uninsured, or young adult).

II. To describe cancer-related health needs of racial/ethnic minority and underserved patients in the CCCWFU adult oncology clinics.

III. To describe attitudes towards, and knowledge regarding, clinical trials in racial/ethnic minority and underserved patients treated in the CCCWFU adult oncology clinics.


I. To compare levels of perceived quality of care, cancer-related health needs and attitudes towards and knowledge of clinical trials in racial/ethnic minority and underserved patients to a comparison group of non-minority/underserved patients treated in the CCCWFU adult oncology clinics.

II. To describe perceived quality of care received in the CCCWFU adult oncology clinics, cancer-related health needs, and attitudes towards, and knowledge regarding clinical trials by elderly patients.


Patients complete survey items across a number of domains (patient characteristics, access to health care, perceived quality of care, clinical trial knowledge and attitudes, and cancer related health needs). Patients also complete questionnaires to obtain demographics information including age, education, race and ethnicity, marital status, employment status, insurance coverage, and income, as well as health status/indicators. Cancer-related characteristics, including diagnosis, stage, time since diagnosis, and treatments received are obtained self-report and patients' medical records.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective


Malignant Neoplasm


Medical Chart Review, Questionnaire Administration, Survey Administration


Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University
North Carolina
United States


Not yet recruiting


Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-05-21T21:23:26-0400

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