Clinical Trial 19068

Cancer Type: Multiple
Interventions:

Study Type: Supportive Care
Phase of Study: NA
Investigators:

  • Smitha Pabbathi

Overview

Study Title

Refinement of an Assessment Tool to Identify Cancer Survivorship Needs

Summary

The purpose of this study is to create an easy to navigate needs assessment tool specifically designed for cancer survivors. Needs assessment tools such as the Distress Thermometer have been created to identify areas in which patients need additional assistance. Currently the Distress Thermometer (DT) has been widely praised as a great screening tool in cancer patients actively receiving treatment; however this tool does not effectively address the needs of cancer survivors. Participants in this research will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their demographic information. This questionnaire is expected to take about 10-15 minutes to complete. They may also be asked to participate in focus group sessions or one on one interviews where open ended questions regarding the tool that the researchers are trying to develop. The interviews and focus group sessions are expected to last about one hour. The interviews and/or focus group sessions will occur at the same visit as their questionnaire.

Objective

Aim 1: To revise the CNAT-CS based on input from focus groups of cancer survivors. Aim 2: To refine with the CNAT-CS through the use of cognitive interviews with cancer survivors.

Inclusion Criteria

  • The inclusion criteria for both the focus groups and cognitive interviews include: men and women who have been referred to Survivorship clinic for their survivorship care; 18 years of age and older; have completed initial cancer treatment, and have been assessed with the CNAT-CS tool on their initial clinic visit.

  • Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients without cancer diagnosis and those who have not completed the instrument.