Oncology Problem Clinical Trial
Evaluation of Depression and Anxiety in Chemotherapy Patients
This study will examine the existence and severity of depression and anxiety in patients
undergoing chemotherapy at RUMC. Patients currently undergoing initial chemotherapy cycle
will be compared to patients undergoing a subsequent chemotherapy cycle. Data will then be
collected using standardized depression and anxiety scales to assess if these comorbidities
exist and to what severity level. Data already collected for depression and anxiety in
patients with chronic, but not cancer, illness will be used as a control.
The participants will be screened for signs of psychological distress using three self administered questionnaires: the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7 item Scale (GAD7) and Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9). Demographic information about the participants, including medical and psychiatric history, will also be gathered from their medical records.
The purpose of the study is to see how common Anxiety, Depression and distress are in people who are undergoing treatment for cancer. We want to understand how common these issues are in order to better screen for, and treat people suffering from them. Past studies have shown that people with anxiety or depression and cancer have worse outcomes, and a study evaluating how common these issues are has not been done. Patients presenting for chemotherapy will be identified and approached for participation by members of the research team. The purpose and design of the study will be explained. After informed consent is obtained, the surveys will be administered by the study team. Completing surveys will take 20 minuets. Relevant demographic information will be collected from the patients EMR. Recruitment will extend over one year period. Those determined to be suffering from anxiety or depression will be given the option of psychiatric follow up or intervention. ;
|Source||Richmond University Medical Center|
|Start date||December 20, 2017|
|Completion date||December 20, 2019|
|Active, not recruiting||