Aging and Family Outcomes in Supportive Care of Advanced Cancer Patients (A&SC)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00106067|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Aging Neoplasms||Behavioral: coping and communication support (CCS) intervention|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||559 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Aging and Family Outcomes in Supportive Care of Advanced Cancer Patients|
|Study Start Date :||June 2004|
|Primary Completion Date :||November 2008|
|Study Completion Date :||November 2008|
Experimental: Arm 1
In the intervention arm, Patients and their family caregivers have access to a coping and communication support practitioner (CCSP) (see intervention description) in addition to receiving the usual care in the site.
Behavioral: coping and communication support (CCS) intervention
Trained clinical nurse specialists with masters� degrees in mental health will serve as CCS practitioners and they will be available to patients and family caregivers on a 24/7 basis to assist with coping and communication challenges as they may arise.
The CCS intervention is tailored to individual preferences over time, and designed to accommodate different age groups, especially older adults and their families.
No Intervention: Arm 2
In the control arm, Patients are receiving the usual care in the site.
- The primary goal of this project is to examine main effects of the intervention and patient age group interaction effects of the CCS intervention on perspectives and well-being of family caregivers during advanced cancer care and in bereavement. [ Time Frame: one year ]
- To assess the efficacy of the intervention among patients in coping and decisions around end of life. [ Time Frame: two years ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00106067
|United States, Ohio|
|Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106|
|Principal Investigator:||Julia Rose, PhD MA||Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH|