|- candidate number||6376|
|- NTR Number||NTR1977|
|- ISRCTN||ISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.|
|- Date ISRCTN created|
|- date ISRCTN requested|
|- Date Registered NTR||31-aug-2009|
|- Secondary IDs||P09-09 METC van het Medisch Spectrum Twente|
|- Public Title||Perceived social support in patients with cancer.|
|- Scientific Title||Experienced social support, coping styles and attachment styles in patients with cancer.|
|- hypothesis||Cancer is a serious and potentially fatal disease. Scientific studies indicate that good social support is of great imporance for physical and emotional well being. At the same time there is little knowlegde about what specific social reactions are perceived as helpful or not helpful.|
The objective of this study is: identifying factors that are involved in the way social support is experienced by the patient when confronted with cancer.
|- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied||Cancer, Coping, Attachment, Social support|
|- Inclusion criteria||1. Recently diagnosed malignity;|
2. Expected survival > 6 months;
3. Age: 18 - 70;
4. Patient is legally competent;
5. Informed consent.
|- Exclusion criteria||1. Linguistic barrier;|
2. Cancer with no indication for medication treatment;
3. Diagnosis/suspicion of dementia;
4. No motivation to participate.
|- mec approval received||yes|
|- multicenter trial||no|
|- Type||Single arm|
|- planned startdate ||10-jan-2009|
|- planned closingdate||5-jan-2011|
|- Target number of participants||150|
|- Interventions||There are no interventions.|
5 questionnaires have to be completed at two timepoints.
|- Primary outcome||1. Satisfaction with social support;|
3. Attachment patterns.
|- Secondary outcome||N/A|
|- Timepoints||1. First timepoint: 4 -6 weeks after the first visit with the oncologist;|
2. Second timepoint: 6 months after the first visit with the oncologist.
|- Trial web site||N/A|
|- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES|| A.M. Weert, de|
|- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES|| A.M. Weert, de|
|- Sponsor/Initiator ||Medisch Spectrum Twente|
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
|Medisch Spectrum Twente|
|- Brief summary||Cancer is a serious and potentially fatal illness. Scientific studies indicate that in case of life threatening diseases good social support is of great importance for the feeling of physical and emotional well being. However, reactions from the environment intended to be helpful are not always perceived as helpful by the patient. This indicates that in case of life threatening diseases social support can be an important source of assistance. At the same time there is little knowledge about what specific social reactions are perceived as helfpul or not helpful. More knowledge about the factors that play a part in the way social support is experienced makes it possible to bring out groups of patients that are at risk for problems in adapting to cancer or adequately using available social support. |
|- Main changes (audit trail)|
|- RECORD||31-aug-2009 - 12-okt-2009|