Measuring Patient Expectations for Thyroid Surgery
Thyroid Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Thyroid Diseases - Thyroid Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Surgery, interview, 11-087
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Name: patient interviews
Type: Behavioral
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to learn more about what patients undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer expect from their surgery. Your input may help us to better prepare and inform patients about their disease and its treatment.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Age ≥18 years

- English speaking

- Patients with confirmed thyroid malignancy confirmed by preoperative fine needle biopsy (any stage) planned for surgical excision

Exclusion Criteria:

- Inability to speak or understand English

- Inability to provide meaningful informed consent due to physical, cognitive, or psychiatric disability

- Prior thyroid surgery

- Prior radioactive iodine treatment, external beam radiation or chemotherapy
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Snehal Patel, MD - 212-639-3412
Start Date
July 2011
Completion Date
July 2016
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page