Study protocol of KLIMOP: A cohort study on the wellbeing of older cancer patients in Belgium and the Netherlands

Deckx, Laura, van Abbema, Doris, Nelissen, Katherine, Daniels, Liesbeth, Stinissen, Piet, Bulens, Paul, Linsen, Loes, Rummens, Jean-Luc, Robaeys, Geert, de Jonge, Eric T., Houben, Bert, Pat, Karin, Walgraeve, Daan, Spaas, Luc, Verheezen, Jolanda, Verniest, Thessa, Goegebuer, Alexander, Wildiers, Hans, van den Berkmortel, Franchette, Tjan-Heijnen, Vivianne C., Buntinx, Frank and van den Akker, Marjan (2011) Study protocol of KLIMOP: A cohort study on the wellbeing of older cancer patients in Belgium and the Netherlands. BMC Public Health, 11 825-825. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-825

Author Deckx, Laura
van Abbema, Doris
Nelissen, Katherine
Daniels, Liesbeth
Stinissen, Piet
Bulens, Paul
Linsen, Loes
Rummens, Jean-Luc
Robaeys, Geert
de Jonge, Eric T.
Houben, Bert
Pat, Karin
Walgraeve, Daan
Spaas, Luc
Verheezen, Jolanda
Verniest, Thessa
Goegebuer, Alexander
Wildiers, Hans
van den Berkmortel, Franchette
Tjan-Heijnen, Vivianne C.
Buntinx, Frank
van den Akker, Marjan
Title Study protocol of KLIMOP: A cohort study on the wellbeing of older cancer patients in Belgium and the Netherlands
Journal name BMC Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-2458
Publication date 2011
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-825
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 11
Start page 825
End page 825
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Background: Cancer is mainly a disease of older patients. In older cancer patients, additional endpoints such as quality of survival and daily functioning might be considered equally relevant as overall or disease free survival. However, these factors have been understudied using prospective designs focussing on older cancer patients. Therefore, this study will focus on the impact of cancer, ageing, and their interaction on the long-term wellbeing of older cancer patients. Methods/Design. This study is an observational cohort study. We aim to recruit 720 cancer patients above 70 years with a new diagnosis of breast, prostate, lung or gastrointestinal cancer and two control groups: one control group of 720 patients above 70 years without a previous diagnosis of cancer and one control group of 720 cancer patients between 50 - 69 years newly diagnosed with breast, prostate, lung or gastrointestinal cancer. Data collection will take place at inclusion, after six months, after one year and every subsequent year until death or end of the study. Data will be collected through personal interviews (consisting of socio-demographic information, general health information, a comprehensive geriatric assessment, quality of life, health locus of control and a loneliness scale), a handgrip test, assessment of medical records, two buccal swabs and a blood sample from cancer patients (at baseline). As an annex study, caregivers of the participants will be recruited as well. Data collection for caregivers will consist of a self-administered questionnaire examining depression, coping, and burden. Discussion. This extensive data collection will increase insight on how wellbeing of older cancer patients is affected by cancer (diagnosis and treatment), ageing, and their interaction. Results may provide new insights, which might contribute to the improvement of care for older cancer patients.
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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