Financial Distress in Advanced Cancer Patients

2019-08-15 18:41:26 | BioPortfolio


This trial studies the severity of financial distress in advanced cancer patients. The cost of cancer care can often be very expensive. Financial distress from the burdens of high costs and debt may interfere with a patient's physical symptoms and quality of life.



I. To determine the frequency of high financial distress in advanced cancer patients.


I. To determine the association between high financial distress with clinical and demographic characteristics in advanced cancer patients.

II. To determine the correlation between In Charge Financial Distress/ Financial Well-Being Scale (IFDFW) and other financial distress instruments such as Comprehensive Score for Financial Toxicity‐Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (COST-FACIT) and Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale- Financial Distress (ESAS-FS).

III. To determine the association between high financial distress with patient symptoms in ESAS-FS and quality of life assessed by the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General (FACT-G).


Patients complete questionnaires about financial state and quality of life over 15 minutes. Patients' medical chart is also reviewed.

Study Design


Advanced Malignant Neoplasm


Medical Chart Review, Quality-of-Life Assessment, Questionnaire Administration


M D Anderson Cancer Center
United States




M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Results (where available)

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