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Intervention Toward Truth-Telling and Advanced Directives in the Patient With Advanced or Metastatic Disease

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00792896
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2008 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 18, 2008
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2008
National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Family usually had a lot of burden to tell the truth to patients. The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of education materials and family conference for advanced cancer patients and family.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Advanced Cancer Metastatic Cancer Behavioral: family conference Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Longitudinal Study That Assessed the Effectiveness of Intervention Toward
Study Start Date : May 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Family conference + education materials
Behavioral: family conference
family conference

No Intervention: 2
education materials

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Questionnaires [ Time Frame: before and 1 week after the intervention ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • advanced or metastatic cancer patients
  • more than 20 years old
  • clear consciousness and be able to communicate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • refuse to know the statement of himself/herself disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00792896

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Contact: We-Yu Hu, Ph.D 23123456 ext 88428

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National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: We-Yu Hu, Ph.D    23123456 ext 88428   
Principal Investigator: We-Yu Hu, Ph.D         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan

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Responsible Party: 1, Jen-Ai Road Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Nursing Identifier: NCT00792896    
Other Study ID Numbers: 200803051R
First Posted: November 18, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2008
Last Verified: May 2008
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes