Accession Number:

ADA413317

Title:

A Treatment Stage Specific Approach to Improving Quality of Life for Women with Ovarian Cancer

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Oct 2001-30 Sep 2002

Corporate Author:

WAKE FOREST UNIV WINSTON-SALEM NC SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This study focuses on quality of life among women with ovarian cancer. The primary objective is to identify the issues that are of greatest concern to women in each of three treatment stages newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer, in-treatment, and post-treatment. A longitudinal, repeated measures design is being used to assess changes in problem areas and quality of life from diagnosis to recurrence among women newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The CARES-SF and FACT-O questionnaires are administered to participants following diagnosis and prior to chemotherapy, during chemotherapy, following chemotherapy, and after recurrence. Data collection for the study will last 28 months patient accrual will last 25 months and follow-up will continue an additional 3 months. Data for the study are collected through in-person interviews, and mailed questionnaires from women treated at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center WFUBMC.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE