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RATIONALE: Determining how patients make decisions about participating in a clinical trial may help doctors plan clinical trials in which more patients are willing to participate and are satisfied with their decision to participate.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying patient, physician, and nurse factors associated with entry onto clinical trials and finishing treatment in patients with primary or recurrent uterine, endometrial, or cervical cancer.
- To determine if there are specific, modifiable factors relative to patients, physicians, nurses, or clinical trial designs that predict enrollment or non-enrollment onto a GOG therapeutic trial for patients with primary or recurrent invasive carcinoma of the uterine corpus or cervix.
- To determine if the Functional Comorbidity Index is an independent predictor of enrollment in a GOG clinical trial and if it correlates with performance status.
- To determine, through multivariate analyses, whether the distribution of patients into a GOG clinical trial entry status categories (i.e., enrolled, not enrolled but eligible, not eligible) varies by demographics or economic status of patients, by patients' beliefs/concerns and interactions with physicians/family and friends, or by nurses' or physicians' beliefs/concerns and interactions with patients.
- To determine whether patients' beliefs/concerns or interactions are associated with patient, nurse, or physician demographics.
- To determine whether physicians' beliefs/concerns or interactions are associated with patient or physician demographics.
- To perform descriptive analysis regarding factors associated with completion of treatment through analysis of the Treatment Review Form.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
At baseline, patients' medical record information is collected; sites complete the Functional Comorbidity Index; and physicians, nurses, and study coordinators complete the follow-up questionnaire. Patients may also complete the Patient Registration Survey and Patient Questionnaire at baseline. Staff complete the treatment review form after treatment or 7 months after study registration.
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
communication analysis, medical chart review, questionnaire administration, study of socioeconomic and demographic variables
Not yet recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:38-0400
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