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Clinical Trial 20845

Cancer Type: Head & Neck
Study Type: Health Services Research

Phase: N/A
Principal Investigator: Turner, Kea

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Study Title

Health Insurance Literacy in Head and Neck Cancer Patients


The purpose of the study is to assess the association between financial hardship and quality of life among head and neck cancer patients undergoing treatment for their cancer and their primary caregivers.


Aim 1: To assess the prevalence and predictors of financial hardship among older adults with HNC at Moffitt over a one-year period Aim 2: To assess prevalence and predictors of health insurance literacy among older adults with HNC at Moffitt. Aim 3: To assess patient and caregiver needs and preferences for a Medicare insurance education program for older adults with HNC at Moffitt




Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • Ambulatory (may use walking aids such as cane or crutch)
  • Able to complete questionnaires in English
  • Must be receiving care for Head & Neck cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Caregivers must be identified by patients

  • Exclusion Criteria

    Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to complete questionnaires
  • Uncontrolled psychiatric disease as identified by clinic or research staff

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