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Protocol - Medications (Current and Past Use of Pain Relievers, Statins, and Steroids)

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Description:

This measure assesses current and past use of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Protocol obtains information about pain-relieving medications, statins, steroids, and inhaled bronchodilators.

Protocol:

1. Do you currently take any of the following pain-relieving medications regularly (at least once a week)?

No

If yes, then please indicate total tablets per week

0 or <1
per week

1-2

3-4

5-6

7-8

9-10

11-12

13-14

15-21

22-28

29+

"Baby" or low-dose aspirin

Aspirin or aspirin-containing product (Bayer®, Bufferin®, Excedrin®)

Ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®)

Naproxen, ketoprofen or other non-steroidal (Aleve®, Feldene®, Indocin®, Naprosyn®, Orudis®, Relafen®)

Cox-2 inhibitor (Celebrex®, Vioxx®)

Acetaminophen (Aspirin-free Excedrin®, Tylenol®, Tempra®)

2. Did you stop the regular use of any of the following medications during the past 3 years? If yes, please tell us why.

Never took regularly or did not stop use

Yes, I stopped regular use

Why did you stop regular use? (Mark all that apply)

Condition improved

Don't work

I had side effects

I heard about side effects

Drug no longer available

Other

"Baby" or low-dose aspirin

Aspirin or aspirin-containing product

Ibuprofen

Naproxen, ketoprofen or other non-steroidal

Cox-2 inhibitor

Acetaminophen

3. In the past 3 years, please indicate if you have taken either of the following types of medications.

No

Yes, regularly (daily for at least 2 months)

Yes, but not regularly

Statin medications such as lovastatin (Mevacor®), atorvastatin (Lipitor®), rosuvastatin (Crestor®), pravastatin (Pravachol®), simvastatin (Zocor®), fluvastatin (Lescol®)

Steroid medication in pill form such as prednisone, dexamethasone (Decadron®), solumedrol (Medrol dose-pack®)

Aleve®, Bayer® are registered trademarks, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.
Aspirin-free Excedrin®, Bufferin®, Excedrin®, Pravachol®, Tempra® are registered trademarks, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
Celebrex®, Decadron®, Feldene®, Lipitor®, Medrol®, Motrin®, Orudis® are registered trademarks, Pfizer Inc.
Indocin®, Mevacor®, Vioxx®, Zocor® are registered trademarks, Merck & Co., Inc.
Naprosyn® is a registered trademark, Roche Pharmaceuticals.
Relafen® is a registered trademark, GlaxoSmithKline.
Tylenol® is a registered trademark, McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
Crestor® is a registered trademark, AstraZeneca.
Lescol® is a registered trademark, Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
Protocol Name from Source:

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult

Participants:

Female, current and former public school teachers or administrators who participate in the California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)*

*While this protocol was used in a study of women, the Cancer Working Group deems it appropriate to use with adult males.

Specific Instructions:

Exogenous female hormone use (estrogen and progesterone) is not collected in this protocol. This data is collected in the Cancer measure Exogenous Female Hormone Use.

Selection Rationale

This protocol was selected because it obtains information about current and past prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication use potentially related to cancer risk.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Pain Relief Medication Use Text 2960980 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Meds pain statins steroids proto 62732-3 LOINC
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source
State of California, The California Teachers Study, Follow-Up Survey 4, 2005–2006, questions 5–7, page 3.
General References

Protocol ID:

71201

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX071201_Acetaminophen_Regular PX071201010601 Do you currently take any of the following pain-relieving medications regularly (at least once a week)? Acetaminophen (Aspirin-free Excedrin, Tylenol, Tempra). 4 N/A
PX071201_Acetaminophen_Stop PX071201020601 Did you stop the regular use of any of the following medications during the past 3 years? Acetaminophen. 4 N/A
PX071201_Acetaminophen_Stop_Reason PX071201020602 Why did you stop regular use? Acetaminophen. 4 N/A
PX071201_Acetaminophen_Tablets_Quantity PX071201010602 Total tablets per week? Acetaminophen (Aspirin-free Excedrin, Tylenol, Tempra). 4 N/A
PX071201_Aspirin_Regular PX071201010201 Do you currently take any of the following pain-relieving medications regularly (at least once a week)? Aspirin or aspirin-containing product (Bayer, Bufferin, Excedrin). 4 N/A
PX071201_Aspirin_Stop PX071201020201 Did you stop the regular use of any of the following medications during the past 3 years? Aspirin or aspirin-containing product. 4 N/A
PX071201_Aspirin_Stop_Reason PX071201020202 Why did you stop regular use? Aspirin or aspirin-containing product. 4 N/A
PX071201_Aspirin_Tablets_Quantity PX071201010202 Total tablets per week? Aspirin or aspirin-containing product (Bayer, Bufferin, Excedrin). 4 N/A
PX071201_Baby_Low_Aspirin_Regular PX071201010101 Do you currently take any of the following pain-relieving medications regularly (at least once a week)? 'Baby' or low-dose aspirin. 4 N/A
PX071201_Baby_Low_Aspirin_Stop PX071201020101 Did you stop the regular use of any of the following medications during the past 3 years? 'Baby' or low-dose aspirin. 4 N/A
PX071201_Baby_Low_Aspirin_Stop_Reason PX071201020102 Why did you stop regular use? 'Baby' or low-dose aspirin. 4 N/A
PX071201_Baby_Low_Aspirin_Tablets_Quantity PX071201010102 Total tablets per week? 'Baby' or low-dose aspirin. 4 N/A
PX071201_Cox2_Inhibitor_Regular PX071201010501 Do you currently take any of the following pain-relieving medications regularly (at least once a week)? Cox-2 inhibitor (Celebrex, Vioxx). 4 N/A
PX071201_Cox2_Inhibitor_Stop PX071201020501 Did you stop the regular use of any of the following medications during the past 3 years? Cox-2 inhibitor. 4 N/A
PX071201_Cox2_Inhibitor_Stop_Reason PX071201020502 Why did you stop regular use? Cox-2 inhibitor. 4 N/A
PX071201_Cox2_Inhibitor_Tablets_Quantity PX071201010502 Total tablets per week? Cox-2 inhibitor (Celebrex, Vioxx). 4 N/A
PX071201_Ibuprofen_Regular PX071201010301 Do you currently take any of the following pain-relieving medications regularly (at least once a week)? Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). 4 N/A
PX071201_Ibuprofen_Stop PX071201020301 Did you stop the regular use of any of the following medications during the past 3 years? Ibuprofen. 4 N/A
PX071201_Ibuprofen_Stop_Reason PX071201020302 Why did you stop regular use? Ibuprofen. 4 N/A
PX071201_Ibuprofen_Tablets_Quantity PX071201010302 Total tablets per week? Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). 4 N/A
PX071201_Naproxen_Ketoprofen_Regular PX071201010401 Do you currently take any of the following pain-relieving medications regularly (at least once a week)? Naproxen, ketoprofen or other non-steroidal (Aleve, Feldene, Indocin, Naprosyn, Orudis, Relafen). 4 N/A
PX071201_Naproxen_Ketoprofen_Stop PX071201020401 Did you stop the regular use of any of the following medications during the past 3 years? Naproxen, ketoprofen or other non-steroidal. 4 N/A
PX071201_Naproxen_Ketoprofen_Stop_Reason PX071201020402 Why did you stop regular use? Naproxen, ketoprofen or other non-steroidal. 4 N/A
PX071201_Naproxen_Ketoprofen_Tablets_Quantity PX071201010402 Total tablets per week? Naproxen, ketoprofen or other non-steroidal (Aleve, Feldene, Indocin, Naprosyn, Orudis, Relafen). 4 N/A
PX071201_Statin PX071201030100 In the past 3 years, please indicate if you have taken either of the following types of medications. Statin medications such as lovastatin (Mevacor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastain (Crestor), pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor), fluvastatin (Lescol) 4 N/A
PX071201_Steroid_Pill PX071201030200 In the past 3 years, please indicate if you have taken either of the following types of medications. Steroid medication in pill form such as prednisone, dexamethasone (Decadron), solumedrol (Medrol dose-pack) 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Medications (Current and Past Use of Pain Relievers, Statins, and Steroids)

Release Date:

December 30, 2009

Definition

Measure to assess current and past use of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pain-relieving medications, statins, steroids, anti-inflammatory medications, and inhaled bronchodilators

Purpose

Taking certain prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication may modify cancer risk. Assessing current and past use of prescription and OTC medications will help quantify either increased or decreased risk associated with these medications.

Keywords

cancer, prescription, drugs, OTC, over-the-counter, statins, steroids, aspirin, Ibuprofen, Cox 2 inhibitor, Acetaminophen, anti-inflammatory, medication, medicine, The California Teachers Study (CTS)