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A Pilot Study of Using Video Images in Advance Care Planning in Malignant Glioma Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00970788
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 1, 2012
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Angelo E. Volandes, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:
A randomized controlled trial of a video decision aid in 50 patients with advanced brain cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Advanced Brain Cancer Behavioral: Video intervention Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
A randomized controlled trial of a video decision aid in 50 patients with advanced brain cancer. Subjects will have three options for their goals of care: life prolonging care, basic medical care, or comfort care.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Using Video Images in Advance Care Planning in Malignant Glioma Patients
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: verbal group
Verbal description of goals of care.
Experimental: Video group
Video decision aid.
Behavioral: Video intervention
Video of goals of care



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. end of life preference at time of interview [ Time Frame: 5 minutes after survey ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. uncertainty regarding end of life preference at time of interview [ Time Frame: 5 minutes after survey ]
  2. knowledge of end of life preference at time of interview [ Time Frame: 5 minutes after survey ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Advanced brain cancer
  • English Speaking
  • Able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Folstein mini mental status score of 23 or less

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00970788


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
MGH
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Angelo Volandes, MD Massachusetts General Hospital

Responsible Party: Angelo E. Volandes, MD, Faculty, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00970788     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-P-000826/6
First Posted: September 2, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 1, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glioma
Brain Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases