Goals of Care: A Nursing Home Trial of Decision Support for Advanced Dementia (GOC)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01565642|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 28, 2012
Results First Posted : August 10, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 10, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Dementia||Behavioral: Goals of care decision support||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||302 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Goals of Care: A Nursing Home Trial of Decision Support for Advanced Dementia|
|Study Start Date :||May 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2015|
Experimental: Decision support intervention
Decision aid and care plan meeting
Behavioral: Goals of care decision support
Decision aid and care plan meeting
No Intervention: Control
Attention control information on dementia care
- Quality of Communication and Decision-making [ Time Frame: 3 months ]The Quality of Communication (QOC) score with its End of Life (EOL) subscale score. Scores range 0-10 on QOC and its subscales, with higher scores indicating better communication quality.
- Number of Palliative Care Domains in Care Plan [ Time Frame: 9 months ]Index score ranging from 0-10 with one point given for care plan addressing each domain: prognosis, goals of care, physical symptoms, emotional needs, spiritual needs, resuscitation, artificial feeding, intravenous fluids, antibiotics, hospitalization. Higher scores indicate better palliative care.
- Satisfaction With Care [ Time Frame: 9 months ]Satisfaction with Care at the End of Life in Dementia (SWC-EOLD) scale; 10 items rated 1-4 and summed with total potential range 10-40. Higher scores indicate better satisfaction.
- Comfort in Dying [ Time Frame: 9 months ]Comfort Assessment in Dying for Dementia (CAD-EOLD) includes 14 items rated on a 3 point scale, summed for a total potential score of 14-42. Higher scores indicate better comfort.
- Alzheimer Disease Related Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 9 months ]The Alzheimer Disease Related Quality of Life scale (ADRQL) ranges from 0-100 with higher scores indicating better quality of life.
- Quality of Dying [ Time Frame: 9 months ]Quality of Dying in Long-term Care (QOD-LTC) instrument has 11 items in 3 subscales measuring personhood, closure and preparation for dying, for total scores ranging 5-55. Higher scores indicate better quality of the dying experience.
- Frequency of Communication [ Time Frame: 9 months ]Number of participants who report discussions of goals of care with providers -- physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants or nursing home staff -- counted during follow-up
- Hospice Referral [ Time Frame: 9 months ]Number of participants with a referral to hospice services
- Hospitalizations [ Time Frame: 9 months ]Number and timing of transfer to hospital from nursing home care, measured as hospital transfers per 90 person-days of follow-up, with follow-up censored at death.
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|United States, North Carolina|
|University of North Carolina|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599|
|Principal Investigator:||Laura C Hanson, MD, MPH||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|