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Protocol No. UW18020

Principal Investigator Campbell, Toby

Phase III

Age Group Adult

Scope National

Sponsor Type Institutional

Title Comparative Effectiveness of Early Integrated Telehealth versus In-Person Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer

Objective The purpose of this research study is to determine if meeting with a palliative care clinician through video-conferencing is just as beneficial for patients and their families as meeting with a palliative care clinician in person. Specifically, this study will compare these two different strategies for meeting with the palliative care clinician. The first strategy is to schedule you to meet with the palliative care clinician regularly each month in person at the clinic. We call this strategy "In-person palliative care."
The second strategy is to schedule you to meet with the palliative care clinician regularly each month using secure video-conferencing, such as through a tablet computer. If you do not have this form of technology, we will provide it for you. We call this strategy "telehealth palliative care." The primary goals of this study are to learn if telehealth palliative care is just as effective as in-person palliative care for improving quality of life, mood symptoms, and satisfaction with care for patients with advanced lung cancer and their families.

Treatment You will be randomized to one of the following groups:
  • In-Person Palliative Care
  • Telehealth Palliative Care
    Randomization means that you are put into a group by chance. It is like flipping a coin.The group assignment will be done after you complete the baseline questionnaires

  • Description Phase III study for Advanced Lung Cancer using Telehealth versus In-Person Palliative Care

    Key Eligibility Inclusion Criteria:
  • Diagnosed with advanced NSCLC being treated with non-curative intent, and informed of advanced disease within the prior eight weeks
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status from 0(asymptomatic) to 3 (symptomatic and in bed >50% of the day)
  • The ability to read and respond to questions in English or Spanish
  • Lives in a state where their institutionsÂ’ PC clinicians are licensed to practice
  • Receiving primary cancer care at one of the participating sites
  • Age greater than 18 years
    Exclusion Criteria:
    Patients will be excluded if:
  • They are already receiving palliative care or hospice services
  • They have cognitive or psychiatric conditions as determined by the treating oncologist to prohibit study consent or participation
    Caregiver Eligibility Criteria
    Inclusion Criteria:
  • Relative or friend who is identified by the patient participant and lives with the patient or has contact with them at least twice per week
  • The ability to read and respond to questions in English or Spanish
  • Age greater than 18 years
    Exclusion Criteria:
  • They have cognitive or psychiatric conditions as determined by the treating oncologist to prohibit study consent or participation

  • Applicable Disease Sites Lung

    Status Open

    Participating Institutions UW Hospital and Clinics