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South Florida Residents Knowledge and Opinions on End-of-Life Issues (Project HOPE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01008241
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2009 by Nova Southeastern University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 5, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 5, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Nova Southeastern University

November 3, 2009
November 5, 2009
November 5, 2009
October 2009
January 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Knowledge of participants about hospice services [ Time Frame: Cross Sectional ]
  • Attitudes of participants towards communication with doctors and family members about end of life issues [ Time Frame: Cross Sectional ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Attitudes of participants towards hospice services [ Time Frame: Cross Sectional ]
  • Attitudes of participants towards End Of Life Care [ Time Frame: Cross Sectional ]
  • Knowledge of participants about advanced care planning [ Time Frame: Cross Sectional ]
Same as current
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South Florida Residents Knowledge and Opinions on End-of-Life Issues
Project HOPE: Survey of South Florida Residents Knowledge and Opinions on End-of-Life Issues

The goal of this cross-sectional study is to gain an understanding of the knowledge and attitudes regarding end of life issues and hospice care among a sample of residents of South Florida recruited through time and space sampling. This study is being conducted by OMS3 COM research fellow Heather Ruff as part of the research fellowship requirements.

Participants will complete a paper and pencil questionnaire that measures 4 domains of interest (advanced care planning; end of life care; hospice care and death and dying) as well as demographic factors (age, marital status, education etc.). It is estimated that the survey will take 15 minutes to complete. Data will be collected anonymously, with no personal identifying information. The instructions on the questionnaire state that by completing the questionnaire, the participant is providing consent to participate in the study. We will use time and space sampling methods to recruit up to 250 participants at community venues (i.e., beaches, street corners, parks, pedestrian malls, and other public venues were people congregate) in South Florida. At each venue, we will define a specific area; persons who enter the defined area will be approached, screened for eligibility (18 years of age or older and a resident of South Florida), and if eligible, invited to participate by trained research staff. Sampling intervals will be determined by traffic flow at each venue. If a person agrees to participate they will be given a paper and pencil copy of the survey to complete on the spot. Participants will be given $1.00 as a token of appreciation. Data entry and data analyses will be done using SPSS.

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Observational
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample
Convenience sample of adult residents of South Florida
Healthy
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Adult Residents of South Florida
Persons 18 years of age or older, residing in Broward or Miami-Dade Counties.
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Unknown status
250
Same as current
January 2010
January 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or greater
  • Resident of Broward or Miami-Dade counties

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Less than 18 years of age
  • Not currently residing in Broward or Miami-Dade counties
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT01008241
Project HOPE
No
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Heather Michelle Ruff, B.S., Pre-Doctoral Behavioral Research Fellow, OMS III, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University
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Principal Investigator: Heather M Ruff, B.S. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Study Chair: Maria I Fernandez, Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Study Chair: Stephen Bowen, M.D., M.P.H. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Study Chair: Robin J Jacobs, Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Study Chair: Hilary Gerber, B.S. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University
September 2009