South Florida Residents Knowledge and Opinions on End-of-Life Issues (Project HOPE)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2009 by Nova Southeastern University.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Nova Southeastern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01008241
First received: November 3, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The goal of this cross-sectional study is to gain an understanding of the knowledge and attitudes regarding end of life issues and hospice care among a sample of residents of South Florida recruited through time and space sampling. This study is being conducted by OMS3 COM research fellow Heather Ruff as part of the research fellowship requirements.

Participants will complete a paper and pencil questionnaire that measures 4 domains of interest (advanced care planning; end of life care; hospice care and death and dying) as well as demographic factors (age, marital status, education etc.). It is estimated that the survey will take 15 minutes to complete. Data will be collected anonymously, with no personal identifying information. The instructions on the questionnaire state that by completing the questionnaire, the participant is providing consent to participate in the study. We will use time and space sampling methods to recruit up to 250 participants at community venues (i.e., beaches, street corners, parks, pedestrian malls, and other public venues were people congregate) in South Florida. At each venue, we will define a specific area; persons who enter the defined area will be approached, screened for eligibility (18 years of age or older and a resident of South Florida), and if eligible, invited to participate by trained research staff. Sampling intervals will be determined by traffic flow at each venue. If a person agrees to participate they will be given a paper and pencil copy of the survey to complete on the spot. Participants will be given $1.00 as a token of appreciation. Data entry and data analyses will be done using SPSS.


Condition
Healthy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Project HOPE: Survey of South Florida Residents Knowledge and Opinions on End-of-Life Issues

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Further study details as provided by Nova Southeastern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge of participants about hospice services [ Time Frame: Cross Sectional ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Attitudes of participants towards communication with doctors and family members about end of life issues [ Time Frame: Cross Sectional ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Attitudes of participants towards hospice services [ Time Frame: Cross Sectional ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Attitudes of participants towards End Of Life Care [ Time Frame: Cross Sectional ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Knowledge of participants about advanced care planning [ Time Frame: Cross Sectional ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: October 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Adult Residents of South Florida
Persons 18 years of age or older, residing in Broward or Miami-Dade Counties.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Convenience sample of adult residents of South Florida

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or greater
  • Resident of Broward or Miami-Dade counties

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Less than 18 years of age
  • Not currently residing in Broward or Miami-Dade counties
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01008241

Contacts
Contact: Heather M Ruff, B.S. 954-262-1954 ext 21954 hruff@nova.edu

Locations
United States, Florida
A variety of public venues in Broward County Recruiting
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, 33314
Contact: Heather M Ruff, B.S.    954-262-1954 ext 21954    hruff@nova.edu   
Principal Investigator: Heather M Ruff, B.S.         
A variety of public venues in Miami-Dade County Recruiting
Miami, Florida, United States, 33140
Contact: Heather M Ruff, B.S.    954-262-1954 ext 21954    hruff@nova.edu   
Principal Investigator: Heather M Ruff, B.S.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nova Southeastern University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Heather M Ruff, B.S. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Study Chair: Maria I Fernandez, Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Study Chair: Stephen Bowen, M.D., M.P.H. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Study Chair: Robin J Jacobs, Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Study Chair: Hilary Gerber, B.S. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Heather Michelle Ruff, B.S., Pre-Doctoral Behavioral Research Fellow, OMS III, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01008241     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Project HOPE
Study First Received: November 3, 2009
Last Updated: November 3, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Nova Southeastern University:
Hospice
End of Life
Knowledge
Attitudes
Opinions
Advanced Care Planning
Death and Dying
Communication
Knowledge and Attitudes of South Florida Residents on Hospice Care

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