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Physician Use of Non-English Language Skills in Cancer Care

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02726360
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 1, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 31, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Edward-Elmhurst Health System
Johns Hopkins University
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to test a method for analyzing interactions between patients and doctors, the Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS). The RIAS measures the quality of communication between patients and their cancer doctors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Breast Cancer Colon Cancer Lung Cancer Behavioral: survey Behavioral: Audio record

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 42 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Physician Use of Non-English Language Skills in Cancer Care
Actual Study Start Date : December 14, 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Oncology physician
Physicians (MD or DO) in the oncology departments of participating hospitals will complete a survey. Non-English language proficiency will be assessed by self-assessment using Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale, which the PI has previously used. The physician survey is collected among treating physicians of patients enrolled to MSK IRB approved protocols 12-099 and 12-223 at some of the participating hospitals. For physicians who already completed this survey as part of participation in protocol 12-099 or 12-223, data will be extracted from the respective study's REDCap database.
Behavioral: survey
The ILR Scale, a non-English language proficiency self-assessment.
Other Name: ILR Scale

Behavioral: Audio record
Audio record the initial visits between patients and their treating physician

patients
Audio record the initial visits between patients and their treating physician. Analyze 42 patient-physician dyad recordings using the Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS).
Behavioral: Audio record
Audio record the initial visits between patients and their treating physician




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. study-specific coding structure [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    using the RIAS in cancer care across English and Spanish languages will be assessed by evaluating whether this existing, validated coding system 'works' across a language barrier.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study will enroll all treating physicians of participating sites who are likely to treat LEP Spanish-speaking patients. All patient recruitment will be done by bilingual research staff who are consenting professionals with (when necessary) a volunteer affiliation with the collaborating study site.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • is a English or Spanish-speaking patient
  • between the ages of 21-80 years old
  • has a new diagnosis of any type of cancer (diagnosed within the past month), or has a recurrence of either breast, colon or lung cancer (recurrence diagnosed within the past month)
  • scheduled to have surgery or begin chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy within the next 2 months

Oncology clinician Inclusion:

  • provides care to LEP patients
  • has MD, DO, RN, NP or PA degree
  • is between the ages of 21-80

Exclusion Criteria:

  • is unable to provide informed consent in either English or Spanish

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02726360


Contacts
Contact: Lisa Diamond, MD, MPH 646-888-8061
Contact: Francesca Gany, MD, MS 646-888-8054

Locations
United States, New York
Lincoln Hospital Center Recruiting
Bronx, New York, United States
Contact: Caroline Hwang, MD    718-579-5000      
Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital Recruiting
Jamaica, New York, United States, 11432
Contact: Mary M Kemeny, MD, FACS    718-883-4031      
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact: Lisa Diamond, MD, MPH    646-888-8061      
Elmhurst Hospital Center Recruiting
Queens, New York, United States, 11373
Contact: Mary M Kemeny, MD, FACS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Edward-Elmhurst Health System
Johns Hopkins University
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lisa Diamond, MD, MPH Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02726360     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15-316
First Posted: April 1, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 31, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
Communication
15-316
Physician
Use
Non-English
Language Skills