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Improving Health of Patients With Colon Cancer Following Surgery: A Trial of SA-ICAN Via Videoconferencing

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02301338
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Lack of accrual)
First Posted : November 25, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 13, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of more frequent follow-up (by videoconference) of these patients. Videoconference is a method of communication over a distance. In this method, the patient will hear the person's voice (like on the telephone) and will see that person over video.

The study will compare more frequent follow-up of patients by videoconferencing to routine follow-up of patients. The investigators will compare each type of follow-up to see the effect on the number of times patients need to visit emergency rooms or need admission to hospitals. The study will also look at the difference between each type of follow-up on patients' quality of life and social support thirty days after hospital discharge.

The study will also measure satisfaction and acceptability of this intervention among those who had follow-ups by videoconference.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Colon Cancer Other: Usual care Other: Phone Calls

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Improving Health of Patients With Colon Cancer Following Surgery: A Trial of SA-ICAN Via Videoconferencing
Study Start Date : November 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 16, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : March 16, 2016

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Usual Care

The patient will get instructions on: - Follow-up appointment date/time with your surgeon - Proper diet - Medications - Communicating concerning symptoms with the surgeon

The patient will answer questions on:

  • Social support
  • Quality of life
Other: Usual care
Phone Calls

In addition to what the usual care group gets, the patient will also receive weekly phone calls by a geriatrics RN following hospital discharge.

The patient will answer questions on:

  • Social support
  • Quality of life
Other: Usual care
Other: Phone Calls



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. acute healthcare utilization (AHCU) rates [ Time Frame: 30 days post -discharge ]
    (i.e. hospital readmission and/or ER visit)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Newly diagnosed older colon cancer patients require pre-operative evaluation before undergoing surgery.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 65 or older.
  • Newly diagnosed cancer.
  • Referred to the geriatrics service for pre-operative evaluation before surgical resection of his/her tumor.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to comprehend English.
  • Deafness , measured by the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly Screening Version (HHIE-S) [16], score equal or above 30. (appendix 5)
  • Cognitive impairment (score of 0-1 in Mini-Cog Test).
  • Nursing home resident.
  • Planned hospital length of stay of one day or less.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02301338


Locations
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United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Armin Shahrokni, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02301338     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-213
First Posted: November 25, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 13, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
Videoconferencing
Following Surgery
14-213

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colonic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases