A study testing a quality of life questionnaire for cancer of the gallbladder and bile duct (QoL BIL)

Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.

Cancer type:

Bile duct cancer
Biliary tree cancers
Gallbladder cancer

Status:

Closed

Phase:

Other

This study is looking at a quality of life questionnaire for people with gallbladder cancer and cancer of the bile duct.  

It is important to find out how the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment affect people’s quality of life Open a glossary item.  To find this out, doctors ask people to fill in quality of life questionnaires.  At the moment the only questionnaire that people with gallbladder cancer and cancer of the bile duct can fill in is a general one for cancer.  It doesn’t draw attention to any particular problems that people with gallbladder cancer and cancer of the bile duct might have.  

The researchers have developed a questionnaire that looks particularly at the quality of life for people with gallbladder cancer and cancer of the bile duct.  They want to find out if it can give a better measure of quality of life for these people when used alongside the general questionnaire.

Who can enter

You may be able to enter this trial if you have bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) or gallbladder cancer and are at least 18 years old.  

You cannot enter this trial if you

Trial design

This study will recruit 230 people from different countries around the world.  

Everybody taking part fills in 2 questionnaires.  They ask questions about any side effects you have from your treatment, any symptoms you might have and how you have been feeling in the past week. After filling in the questionnaires, the researchers will also ask you to complete a 3rd short questionnaire to find out what you thought about these 2 questionnaires.

You fill in the same questionnaires 2 months later.  The researchers will also ask 50 people to fill in the questionnaires again 2 weeks later.    

You usually fill in the questionnaires at the hospital but on occasion you may take them home to fill in. The study team will give you a pre paid envelope to return the questionnaires in. It will take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete both questionnaires.

Hospital visits

There are no extra visits if you take part in this study.  All quality of life questionnaires will usually be completed during a visit to the hospital. If not the research team will send them to you to complete at home with  a pre paid envelope to return them in.

Side effects

During your hospital visit, the researchers will ask about your cancer, treatment and side effects.  You may find this upsetting.  If you do, you can ask to stop at any time.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Dr John K Ramage

Supported by

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
National Institute for Health Research Cancer Research Network (NCRN)

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Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

Oracle 8736

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