Use of a Video Decision Tool to Improve Informed Decision-Making in Hospitalized Patients Considering Palliative Radiation Therapy
The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness and acceptability of a recently created informative video geared for patients who have been evaluated by a radiation oncologist for palliative radiation therapy during a hospitalization at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Palliative radiation therapy is radiation therapy that is given to patients with the purpose of easing symptoms from cancer. It is not given with the intent to cure the cancer. The video presents basic information about palliative radiation and palliative care.
Metastatic Cancer or Locally Advanced
Patients Receiving Palliative Radiation
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Use of a Video Decision Tool to Improve Informed Decision-Making in Hospitalized Patients Considering Palliative Radiation Therapy|
- create an effective video decision aid [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Effectiveness of the video tool will be assessed by the following measures before and after watching the video. The pre- and post-assessment design comparing uncertainty, knowledge and preference scores of a video explaining palliative radiation and palliative care.
|Study Start Date:||August 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
pts receiving palliative radiation therapy
The design of the study will be a prospective non-randomized cohort study with structured questionnaires administered to all enrolled patients at two or three time-points.
Questionnaires will be given before the patient watches a video educational tool to aid informed consent about palliative radiation therapy; and (2) after the patient watches the video educational tool. (3) If the patient receives PRT, a final questionnaire that assesses the patient's impression of the video will also be administered at the conclusion of radiation therapy.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01667965
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10065|
|Principal Investigator:||Beryl McCormack, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.|