Prognostic Awareness and Patient-Physician Communication in Malignant Glioma

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2014 by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02023346
First received: December 23, 2013
Last updated: August 15, 2014
Last verified: August 2014

December 23, 2013
August 15, 2014
December 2013
December 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
measure prognostic awareness [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Prognostic awareness (PA) will be measured using the Chochinov Prognostic Awareness Scale. This scale classifies patients into three categories of awareness: full, limited, or no awareness.
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Prognostic Awareness and Patient-Physician Communication in Malignant Glioma
Prognostic Awareness and Patient-Physician Communication in Malignant Glioma

The purpose of this study is to learn more about patients with brain tumors understanding of their disease and their communication with their physician. Ultimately, we hope to use these findings to improve communication between patients and their doctors.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Participants will be recruited from the inpatient Neurology service.

Malignant Glioma
Behavioral: surveys and cognitive tests
Malignant Glioma patients
This is a cross-sectional study of patients with MG who are admitted to the inpatient Neurology service at MSKCC. We anticipate that participants will be accrued over approximately 18-24 months. All patients with MG admitted to Neurology, except Dr. Eli Diamond's patients and respective caregivers, will be screened for eligibility and willingness to participate in the study.
Intervention: Behavioral: surveys and cognitive tests
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
200
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December 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

Patient Inclusion Criteria

  • Age greater than or equal to 18
  • Diagnosis of any WHO grade III or IV glioma
  • Admitted to the inpatient Neurology service
  • Has had at least one outpatient visit with a neuro-oncologist at MSKCC Fluent in English

Caregiver Inclusion Criteria

  • Age greater than or equal to 18
  • Identified by the patient as a relative, friend, or partner with whom he or she has a significant relationship and who provides him or her physical or emotional assistance.
  • The patient has himself or herself agreed to participate in this study

Exclusion Criteria:

Patient Exclusion Criteria

  • A patient will be excluded if the Glasgow Coma Scale is less than 15. The patient must be oriented to self, age, place, and year, and month.
  • Aphasia precluding comprehension and verbalization of consent to participate
  • Patients who cannot verbally demonstrate their understanding of the risks, benefits, and alternatives to participating in the study. This evaluation will take place for otherwise eligible and willing participants, and it will be performed by the NP or MD clinician who is obtaining informed consent and will be documented in the medical record.

Caregiver Exclusion Criteria

  • No eligible caregivers who can complete the brief assessment in person or via telephone will be excluded
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18 Years and older
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Contact: Eli Diamond, MD 212-639-7576
Contact: Lisa DeAngelis, MD 212-639-7123
United States
 
NCT02023346
13-253
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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Principal Investigator: Eli Diamond, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
August 2014

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