Symptom Management in African-American Men With Localized Prostate Cancer
Conditions
Prostate Cancer - Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment
Conditions: official terms
Prostatic Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment, stage I prostate cancer, stage II prostate cancer, stage III prostate cancer
Study Type
Interventional
Study Phase
N/A
Study Design
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Intervention
Name: questionnaire administration Type: Other
Name: survey administration Type: Other
Name: psychosocial assessment and care Type: Procedure
Overall Status
Recruiting
Summary
RATIONALE: Gathering information about symptom management from patients with localized prostate cancer may help doctors improve patients' quality of life.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying symptom management in African-American men with localized prostate cancer.
Detailed Description
OBJECTIVES:

- Develop a symptom management intervention for African-American men treated for localized prostate cancer, with a particular emphasis on low health literacy men.

OUTLINE: Participants are interviewed by the principal investigator over the phone or meet the principal investigator at the Veterans Administration prostate cancer clinic. If the interview is conducted in the clinic, it is held in a private room in the clinic.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Male
Criteria: DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Biopsy-proven localized prostate cancer

- Has received treatment for prostate cancer

- Patient self-identifies as being of African-American descent

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Able to speak and read in English

- Has an address in order to receive study materials by mail (a street address or post office box)

- Has either a telephone in order to be interviewed OR is able to meet the principal investigator at the Veterans Administration prostate clinic and be interviewed there

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- See Disease Characteristics
Location
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: David M. Latini, PhD - 877-794-7852 - canceroutcomes@bcm.edu
Start Date
May 2008
Sponsors
Baylor College of Medicine
Source
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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