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Transplant Wellness Clinic for Elderly or High Risk Patients Undergoing BMT

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04194840
Recruitment Status : Suspended (COVID-19)
First Posted : December 11, 2019
Last Update Posted : December 11, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
As the average age of individuals undergoing stem cell transplant continues to increase, challenges associated with balancing the side effects of cancer treatments while also managing other medical conditions develop. Studies have shown these individuals develop more treatment related side effects and take longer to leave the hospital due to complications. The purpose of this study is to develop a multiple provider clinic that will help identify any additional needs in the more complicated and generally older transplant patient population. If needed, this clinic will recommend interventions or referrals to the appropriate specialties to the participant and the transplant physician for the participant before your transplant procedure. Examples of potential areas of improvement include a course of physical therapy, nutritional supplements, or modifications of medications, among others with the goal to make your transplant safer and to decrease length of time in the hospital.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stem Cell Transplant Complications Myeloma Lymphoma Allogeneic and Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Other: physical therapy consult Other: Cognitive Assessment Other: Cancer Aging Research Group (CARG) assessment Other: Medication Review Other: Nutrition assessment Other: Laboratory studies Other: Patient satisfaction questionnaire Other: Physician Questionnaire Other: Patient follow-up questionnaire Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

This is a supportive interventional study to assess frailty in at risk geriatric cancer patients undergoing stem cell transplant and to determine if specific interventions are feasible and will improve overall outcomes.

A total of 20 participants will be enrolled in this study with the first 10 participants limited to myeloma or lymphoma patients who meet eligibility criteria and are candidates for autologous transplantation. The second 10 participants enrolled will be either allogeneic or autologous stem cell transplant candidates who meet eligibility criteria.

The objectives of this study are as follows:

  • To pilot a comprehensive multidisciplinary geriatric assessment clinic.
  • To determine whether a comprehensive geriatric assessment (outside of physical therapy assessment) can be performed in a time efficient manner. The goal is to complete all questionnaires and the multidisciplinary assessments in <90 minutes.
  • To assess participant and physician satisfaction
  • To determine if interventions recommended in the clinic are achievable for each participant
  • Examples of interventions could include, medication changes, management of depression, dietary modifications, physical therapy three times a week, etc.
  • To determine if participation in the transplant wellness clinic reduces length of stay and readmission rate compared to historical controls at our institution

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Pilot Study to Develop a Transplant Wellness Clinic for Elderly or High Risk Patients Undergoing Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Actual Study Start Date : May 19, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2025

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Transplant Wellness Clinic
  • Physical therapy consult
  • Intake vitals
  • CARG online survey, mental status exam
  • Medication review
  • Nutrition survey
  • Social work: available on prn basis (as-needed)
  • Exit survey

Recommendations made and given to the participant and sent to the referring MD. Participant receives post clinic phone call before transplant. Referring MD receives questionnaires. Data collected depending on if participant moved forward with transplant

Other: physical therapy consult
Physical therapy consult to assess physical functioning on a separate office visit prior to attending the Transplant Wellness Clinic. Full evaluation that incorporates several tools to measure the risk of falling and to assess mobility and strength

Other: Cognitive Assessment
Montreal cognitive assessment (MoCA) and the Blessed Orientation-Memory-Concentration Test (BOMC)

Other: Cancer Aging Research Group (CARG) assessment
CARG assessment - utilized to capture information about a participant's medical history as well as functional, cognitive, and psychosocial status

Other: Medication Review
Medication Review via Beers Assessment

Other: Nutrition assessment
Nutrition assessment Via Mini Nutrition Assessment (MNA)

Other: Laboratory studies
Laboratory studies including urine toxicology screen, C-reactive protein, albumin, pre-albumin, vitamin D

Other: Patient satisfaction questionnaire
Patient satisfaction questionnaire

Other: Physician Questionnaire

Physician Questionnaire:

Questionnaire to learn about physician satisfaction with information received from reports and participant questionnaires.


Other: Patient follow-up questionnaire

Patient follow-up questionnaire:

Questionnaire to learn more about participant opinions concerning the clinic and the quality of care received during visits with specialists





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to complete geriatric assessment clinic [ Time Frame: at time of assessment (an average of 90 minutes) ]
    Time to complete geriatric assessment clinic will be collected. Feasibility will be defined if 7 or more of the first 10 patients are able to complete the geriatric assessment clinic in under 90 minutes.

  2. Patient satisfaction as determined by "patient follow-up quesitonnaire" [ Time Frame: at time of assessment (less than 1 hour) ]
    Analysis of patient and physician questionnaires will be tabulated and results reported in a descriptive fashion

  3. Physician satisfaction as determined by "physician questionnaire" [ Time Frame: at time of assessment (less than 1 hour) ]
    Analysis of patient and physician questionnaires will be tabulated and results reported in a descriptive fashion

  4. Length of transplant stay in days [ Time Frame: Assessed up to 6 months after transplant ]
    Length of transplant stay will be collected for all participants and compared to historical controls of similar age

  5. Readmission rates [ Time Frame: Up to 100 days after transplant ]
    Readmission rates in the first 100 days post-transplant will be collected and compared to historical controls using Chi-square test



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Deemed candidate for autologous or allogeneic transplantation by their Stem Cell Transplant Attending Physician
  • Stem cell transplant candidates > 60 years
  • Younger patients with age adjusted HCT- CMI> 4
  • Outpatient at time of enrollment.
  • Must have at a minimum 4 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks before anticipated start of transplant procedures, ie initiation of preparation regimen or beginning of peripheral stem cell mobilization
  • Must have transportation to outpatient appointments
  • Must be able to read and understand English to complete the required questionnaires Must be able to read and understand protocol consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- Those who are not felt to be candidates for autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplantation


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04194840


Locations
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United States, Ohio
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Sponsors and Collaborators
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Kirsten M Boughan, DO University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Brenda H Cooper, MD University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Responsible Party: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04194840    
Other Study ID Numbers: CASE9Z19
First Posted: December 11, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 11, 2020
Last Verified: December 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Trial does not meet criteria for IPD sharing

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No