Physician Perceptions About Parenteral Hydration in Latin America and Spain
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01011140|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 11, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2018
The purpose of this study is to assess palliative care physicians' attitudes, beliefs and practice patterns related to parenteral hydration at the end of life in Latin America and Spain.
- To assess palliative care physicians' attitudes, beliefs and practice patterns related to parenteral hydration at the end of life in Latin America and Spain.
- To assess cross-national differences in practice patterns related to parenteral hydration at the end of life. (Latin America vs. Spain).
- To determine the percentage of physicians who practice parenteral hydration at the end-of-life in the hospital setting and the home setting.
To examine the association between providers' parenteral hydration practice patterns and:
- 1. provider demographic characteristics;
- 2. specific characteristics of their practice settings; and
- 3. training and experience in end of life care;
- To determine which factors most predict the practice of parenteral hydration at the end of life among palliative care physicians.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Dehydration Advanced Cancers||Behavioral: Survey|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||516 participants|
|Official Title:||Physician Perceptions About Parenteral Hydration in Latin America and Spain: A Survey of Physicians Affiliated With the Latin American Association for Palliative Care (ALCP) and the Spanish Society for Palliative Care (SECPAL)|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2020|
Survey of Palliative care physicians from Latin America and Spain
10-15 minute online survey to assess palliative care physicians' attitudes, beliefs and practice patterns related to parenteral hydration at the end of life in Latin America and Spain.
Other Name: Questionnaire
- Percentage of terminally ill cancer patients overall that receive an order of parenteral hydration as reported by physicians [ Time Frame: Online Survey, completion any time during estimated 2 month period ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01011140
|Contact: Isabel Torres, MPH, DRPH||713-563-4125|
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center||Recruiting|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator: Isabel Torres, MPH, DRPH|
|Study Chair:||Isabel Torres, MPH, DRPH||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|