Quality of Life Study in Patients With Cancer Breakthrough Pain Treated in Palliative Care Units

2016-07-22 02:53:22 | BioPortfolio


Patients treated in Palliative Care Units are potentially fragile patients, especially in our case, which are cancer patients. The management of these patients is usually done from experience, because these patients rarely meet criteria for clinical trials, as their inclusion could affect results obtained in the trial.

There is insufficient clinical information on the quality of life of cancer patients with breakthrough pain treated in palliative care units according to routine clinical practice. For this reason we consider it is appropriate to prospectively evaluate the quality of life of cancer patients with cancer breakthrough pain treated in palliative care units as well as the characteristics of these patients.

This post-authorization observational study will assess the quality of life of patients with breakthrough cancer pain treated in Palliative Care Units in Spanish hospitals.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective


Breakthrough Pain


No intervention


Hospital Sant Joan de Déu


Not yet recruiting


Angelini Farmacéutica

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-07-22T02:53:22-0400

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