Quality of Life in Colorectal Cancer Survivors

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National Cheng Kung University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Colorectal Cancer

Treatments

Other: Cancer education

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03521765
OTCRCQOL

Details and patient eligibility

About

BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) and its treatment affect CRC survivors' quality of life (QoL), emotional distress and activities of daily living (ADL). It is assumed that occupational therapy interventions based on cancer education may be a feasible approach. Aim To examine the effect of using cancer education based on healthy lifestyle by occupational therapist on QoL, emotional distress, ADL and healthy lifestyle behaviors in CRC survivors. Methods Participants with CRC were designed as a two-group controlled trial, and a single-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted. These participants were randomly assigned to either an OT intervention or a non-intervention group (in a 1:1 ratio). Those participants in the OT intervention group were given a consultation based on a CRC education handbook by an occupational therapist for discharge preparation and on 1-month, 3-month follow-up clinic; the non-intervention group participants were given a CRC education handbook (the same handbook) only for discharge preparation. The primary outcome was the change in QoL measured using WHOOQOL-BREF. Secondary outcomes were changes in emotional distress, ADL and healthy lifestyle behaviors. Outcomes were examined in baseline (discharge preparation), 1-month and 3-months follow-up clinic.

Enrollment

76 patients

Sex

All

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • (1) had a new diagnosis of CRC and were suffering from cancer for the first time, (2) had undergone CRC hospitalization (surgical) treatments, (3) were able to communicate in Mandarin or Taiwanese.

Exclusion criteria

  • Participants re-admitted within three months after discharge were excluded.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Health Services Research

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

76 participants in 2 patient groups

OT intervention group
Experimental group
Description:
The OT intervention group were given a consultation based on a CRC education handbook by an occupational therapist for discharge preparation and on 1-month, 3-month follow-up clinic.
Treatment:
Other: Cancer education
non-intervention group
No Intervention group
Description:
The non-intervention group participants were given a CRC education handbook (the same handbook) only for discharge preparation.

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