Effect of Cancer Nurse Navigators on Patient Outcomes
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01902823|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Clinicians were not offering the study to eligible potential subjects.)
First Posted : July 18, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 4, 2015
There is widespread anecdotal evidence that Cancer Nurse Navigators (CNNs) are highly valued by cancer patients, but no studies have evaluated the effects of CNNs on important patient-reported outcomes or indicators of quality of care. This study has two aims:
- To assess the feasibility of studying the impact of Aurora CNN Program.
- To pilot test the effects of CNN services on patient-reported outcomes and indicators of quality of care.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Lung Cancer Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Prostate Cancer||Behavioral: Services from a Nurse Navigator||Phase 2 Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||16 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Pilot Test of the Effect of Cancer Nurse Navigators on Patient Outcomes|
|Study Start Date :||November 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2012|
|No Intervention: No Nurse Navigator Services|
|Experimental: Services from a Nurse Navigator||
Behavioral: Services from a Nurse Navigator
Services from a Nurse Navigator
- Satisfaction with Care [ Time Frame: Change from baseline, to 3 months to 6 months ]
- ED/Urgent care visits [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months, 6 months ]
- Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months, 6 months ]The Functional Assessment Cancer Therapy - General (FACT-G) assesses quality of life.
- Distressed mood [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months, 6 months ]The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Distress Thermometer assesses level of distress.
- Symptom Distress [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months, 6 months ]The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale measures 32 common physical and psychological cancer-related symptoms.
- The Inventory of Recent Life Experiences for Cancer Patients [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months, 6 months ]This instrument measures 30 cancer-related irritants (hassles) commonly experienced by persons with cancer.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01902823
|United States, Wisconsin|
|Aurora St. Luke's Hospital|
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Aurora West Allis|
|West Allis, Wisconsin, United States|
|Principal Investigator:||Kristine Kwekkeboom, PhD, RN||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|Principal Investigator:||Sandra E Ward, PhD, RN||Uniuversity of Wisconsin Madison|