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Person with cancer—research trial type, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termResearch trial type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term458194
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/02/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe type of research trial or study in which the person with cancer has been enrolled, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—research trial type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Clinical trial
2Supportive care trial
3Other research
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable - Not enrolled in any research trial/study
8Unknown - Research enrolment unknown
9Not stated/inadequately described - Enrolled in research, but type not stated/ inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Clinical trial

A clinical trial is a controlled experiment involving a defined set of subjects and having a clinical event as an outcome measure. It is intended to yield scientifically valid information about the efficacy or safety of a medical intervention such as, for example, a drug, surgical procedure or diagnostic test.

CODE 2   Supportive care trial

Research studies that look at ways to improve the quality of life for patients and survivors. For example, supportive care trials may look at interventions to reduce issues encountered by patients, such as fatigue, nausea, pain, weight loss, higher risk for other diseases, depression and anxiety. These studies often include interventions from other areas of allied health, such as changing nutrition, psychological therapy, physical therapy and a range of group therapies. These may also be known as supportive care studies.

CODE 3   Other research study

This includes involvement in areas of research that are not covered by either clinical trials or supportive care trials. This may involve providing information and/or tissue for exploratory or lab-based research.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termRecord the appropriate code indicating the type of trial or study that the person with cancer has been enrolled in. The type of trial is indicative of the focus of the trial and the potential way that the trial may effect the person.
Collection methods:Help on this termCollect from patient medical records.
Comments:Help on this termA measurement of the percentage of patients entering research trials/studies (in particular clinical trials) may have implications for access to, and the provision of, cancer services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termStedman TL 2006. Stedman's Medical Dictionary. 28th edition. Maryland: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Relational attributes

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See also Person with cancer—clinical trial experimental agent or intervention, text X[X(399)] Health, Standard 14/05/2015

See also Person with cancer—clinical trial funding basis, code N Health, Standard 04/02/2015

See also Person with cancer—clinical trial identifier, text X[X(399)] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Person with cancer—clinical trial phase, code N Health, Standard 04/02/2015

See also Person with cancer—research enrolment name, text X[X(39)] Health, Standard 04/02/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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