Supportive Care Questionnaires in Gathering Data on Unmet Needs and Health-Related Quality of Life in Latina Breast Cancer Survivors After Surgery, Chemotherapy, or Radiation Therapy

2015-09-10 01:53:22 | BioPortfolio


This phase I/II research trial studies supportive care questionnaires in gathering data on unmet needs and health-related quality of life in Latina breast cancer survivors after surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Questionnaires that address unmet supportive care needs and health-related quality of life of breast cancer survivors may help doctors learn about barriers to cancer care that are linked to language, acculturation, knowledge about diagnosis and care, and financial concerns. Learning about unmet needs of breast cancer patients may help increase quality of life and decrease healthcare utilization and costs.



I. To assess the supportive care needs and preferences of breast cancer survivors at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center (LAC+USC).


I. To determine the lifestyle-related challenges of individuals with breast cancer being treated at LAC+USC.

II. To determine the communication and healthcare delivery style needs and preferences of individuals with breast cancer being treated at LAC+USC.


Participants complete the demographic questionnaire, Supportive Care Needs Survey (SCNS)-34, 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), and the Lifestyle Needs Survey. Within 1 year of completing questionnaires, some participants may complete a one-hour in-person one-on-one interview comprising questions about the challenges and experiences of cancer survivorship, their health and well-being, and supportive care needs.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective


Breast Carcinoma


Quality-of-Life Assessment, Questionnaire Administration


USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles
United States




University of Southern California

Results (where available)

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