Search / Trial NCT00001186

Psychological Benefits of a Normalized Camping Experience for Children With Cancer

Launched by NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI) · Nov 3, 1999

Trial Information

Current as of May 23, 2024

Recruiting

Keywords

Psychosocial Self Esteem Oncology Well Being Pediatrics Natural History

Description

Background: Cancer has an enormous impact on the psychological and social well-being of the family unit. The life-threatening connotations of cancer single out the ill child from his peer/family group as one who is different, and often unable to maintain a normal lifestyle. Physical sequelae of cancer and its treatment accentuate the differences between these children and their normal peers/siblings. It is important that children with cancer be prepared to function outside of protected situations and begin to develop skills of separation and independence. For healthy children, some of thes...

Gender

All

Eligibility criteria

  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:
  • Children 7-17 years of age who are currently being treated for cancer or are up to 5 years post therapy.
  • OR
  • Young adults with cancer (YACers) 18-25 years of age who are acting as counselors at Camp Fantastic.
  • Children/young adults will be selected for camp after careful screening by a multidisciplinary committee consisting of medical and program directors. While the state of the child s health will certainly be considered there will be no exclusions for:
  • Patients who are receiving intramuscular, intrathecal, oral or intravenous medications or blood products.
  • Patients who have had amputations or have other physical defects.
  • Patients who become febrile and neutropenic at the onset or during the week of camp will stay at camp on antibiotic therapy providing their condition remains stable.
  • At the discretion of the multidisciplinary committee consisting of medical and program directors, special exceptions may be made for patients with extenuating circumstances.
  • All children will be officially enrolled and will have an NIH Clinical Center Patient Care Number. The enrollment of a child, signing of protocol consent, and completion of admission paperwork is done in person but under extenuating circumstances it may be done over the phone after the paperwork has been mailed to the parent/guardian. Extenuating circumstances would include a last minute application to camp after the trip for camp screenings in Norfolk or Richmond has been completed.
  • EXCLUSION CRITERIA:
  • -Children with a medical diagnosis other than cancer or their related disorders.

Attachments

readout_NCT00001186_2024-05-23.pdf

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NCT00001186_study_protocol.pdf

4.5 MB

About company

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Contacts

JC

Jennifer Cobb

Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Locations

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

People applied

Timeline

First submit

Trial launched

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Estimated completion

Ongoing

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