Pre-assessment questionnaire for Cancer

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
Cancer+3 More
Pre-assessment questionnaire - Behavioral
All Sexes
Eligible conditions

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a counseling intervention may help improve quality of life for Latinos with cancer.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Solid Tumors, Adult
  • Tumors, Solid
  • Solid Tumor, Unspecified, Adult

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Compared to trials

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Pre-assessment questionnaire will improve 1 primary outcome and 3 secondary outcomes in patients with Cancer. Measurement will happen over the course of Change from baseline to post assessment 7-14 weeks after.

Week 14
Depression and Anxiety measured with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
Hopelessness measured with the Beck Hopelessness Scale
Quality of life measured with the FACIT Spiritual Well-Being Scale
Spiritual Well-Being measured with the FACIT Spiritual Well-Being Scale

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Compared to trials

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

1 of 2
Meaning Centered Psychotherapy for Latinos (MCP-L)
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 190 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Pre-assessment Questionnaire is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Meaning Centered Psychotherapy for Latinos (MCP-L)

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: change from baseline to post assessment 7-14 weeks after
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly change from baseline to post assessment 7-14 weeks after for reporting.

Closest Location

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center - Bronx, NY

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 10 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Phase I: Quantitative
*, The patients in this study reported having cancer that had spread to other parts of the body (stage III or IV). show original
Age 18 or older
was reported by 27% of study participants show original
According to self-report, the individual is fluent in oral Spanish (monolingual) or fluent in oral Spanish and English (bilingual). show original
Evaluation The qualitative evaluation will be conducted in two phases show original
The text states that the individual is enrolled in a quantitative phase of study. show original
This person has completed a quantitative phase questionnaire package. show original
Scores above the threshold for the Distress Thermometer indicate that the person is experiencing more stress than the average person show original
According to the investigator, the person is willing and able to be interviewed in Spanish only. show original

Patient Q&A Section

What causes cancer?

"In contrast to [prostate cancer](, no single environmental or lifestyle factor seems to be associated with increased risk of developing breast, colorectal, esophageal, gastric, hepatocellular, nasopharyngeal, lung, pancreatic, oropharyngeal, oesophageal, endometrial, ovarian, urinary bladder, or renal cancer. Associations with prostate, ovarian and pancreatic cancer are statistically insignificant. There is also some evidence that smoking may increase the risk of developing kidney cancer, and that excess body fat may increase the risk of esophageal, oesophageal and pancreatic cancer." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is cancer?

"There is only one entity: cancer. In the medical profession, the word cancer is still used to refer to any or all types of cancer. However, the word cancer only applies to the concept of a single disease.\nquestion: Do patients with a diagnosis of cancer need new drugs? answer: In our study, the overall quality of life of patients with cancer is poor and more than half of our patients’ treatments were either not necessary or would have been avoided. New drugs would have greatly improved a great number of quality of life questions for our patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can cancer be cured?

"Approximately 3% of cancer patients have life-threatening disease, with 1-3% having the prospect of a permanent cure. A combination of surveillance, prompt and curative treatment for cancer has the potential to prolong and stabilize life, which can help those with chronic diseases." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get cancer a year in the United States?

"Cancer is the second leading cause of death among men and women. Because cancer is more likely to occur when a person is younger or older, or when health and wealth are at optimal levels, it is likely the incidence will continue to increase for the foreseeable future as the population ages and the prevalence of lifestyle risk factors improves." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for cancer?

"There are four main ways in which treatment may help control tumor growth. These are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and targeted therapy. There is no cure for cancer, so treatment is targeted at a patient’s specific symptoms.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of cancer?

"A careful family history can be obtained in almost all cases of cancer to help decide between conservative treatment for a slow-treating condition and aggressive therapy for an aggressive condition. The diagnosis of cancer is based on signs that are usually found early in the course. All symptoms that do not come and go may indicate the condition is worsening and it is necessary to prompt a doctor." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How does pre-assessment questionnaire work?

"The result demonstrates that the pre-screen has high sensitivity for the prostate cancer detection. However, the high specificity of the model was not demonstrated, as well as, the pre-screen questionnaire is not acceptable as a tool to detect prostate cancer." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the primary cause of cancer?

"We believe these results suggest a need for additional cancer awareness and prevention programs. We also need to make cancer patient and physician interactions to address these types of issues. Finally, an innovative cancer care program should include a patient-centered cancer diagnosis and treatment options and a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to cancer." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the average age someone gets cancer?

"Cancer incidence rate is much lower for children than adults, especially in developing countries. However, childhood-onset tumors are more aggressive than tumors that occur later. As children's life expectancy increases so do the costs of care for [pediatric cancer]( The incidence of childhood-onset cancer is likely to increase as life expectancies expand, and pediatric oncology patients require treatment that can be funded only by health-care systems." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is pre-assessment questionnaire typically used in combination with any other treatments?

"A high percentage of patients used more than one assessment tool, which may affect which tool to use and how frequently to use it. Among patients with a breast cancer diagnosis, an assessment tool used frequently with both treatment modalities may affect the choice of treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Has pre-assessment questionnaire proven to be more effective than a placebo?

"To date, we have no evidence that the pre-assessment questionnaire is more effective than a placebo in altering the results of a subsequent medical examination." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is pre-assessment questionnaire?

"One can evaluate patients more clearly by using the above-mentioned three types of questionnaires when one is used in an appropriate manner in the pre-assessment procedure of a cancer center." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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