Home Away From Home - Quality of Life Surveys


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Trial ID: NCT02777021


Treatment for pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) involves intensive chemotherapy regimens that result in periods of profound neutropenia leaving patients susceptible to severe infectious complications. Infectious complications are the leading cause of treatment related mortality among AML patients, but there are little clinical data to inform whether management of neutropenia post AML chemotherapy should occur in an outpatient or inpatient setting. Further, no studies have been conducted that assess the impact of neutropenia management strategy on the quality of life of pediatric patients with AML and their caregivers.

Official Title

Home or Away From Home: Comparing Patient and Caregiver Reported Quality of Life (QoL) and Other Patient-centered Outcomes for Inpatient Versus Outpatient Management of Neutropenia in Children With AML

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   1. Participants will be enrolled as patient-caregiver dyads. The patient must be:

      - Less than 19 years of age at diagnosis.

      - Patient is English or Spanish literate.

      - Receiving chemotherapy for AML between June 1, 2016 and December 31, 2019.

   2. Participants will be enrolled as patient-caregiver dyads. The caregiver must be:

      - English or Spanish literate.

      - The legal guardian of a patient receiving chemotherapy for AML between June 1,
      2016 and December 31, 2019.

   3. Parental/caregiver informed consent and, if appropriate, child assent.

Exclusion Criteria:

   1. Patients being treated for relapsed AML

   2. Patients with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APML)

   3. Patients undergoing stem cell transplant (SCT)

   4. Patients receiving reduced intensity frontline chemotherapy


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Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Nancy Sweeters

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