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The GI Binder: A Psychoeducational Intervention for Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03576872
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 3, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 6, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Theresa Jabaley, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:
This research study is evaluating the use of a binder of educational materials with nurse teaching to prepare patients for chemotherapy

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gastro Intestinal Cancer Other: Psychoeducational Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This research study is being done to investigate the feasibility of providing a binder of educational materials with nurse-led instruction in preparing pancreatic and colorectal cancer patients at Dana Farber for chemotherapy. The investigators want to evaluate whether the binder is helpful and usable for patients; and its effect on knowledge.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The GI Binder: A Psychoeducational Intervention for Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients
Actual Study Start Date : July 9, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 30, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : September 30, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Psychoeducational intervention
  • Psychoeducational will be conducted prior to chemotherapy.
  • Teach session will occur prior and during administration of chemo
  • A small quiz will be conducted to asses understanding of the educational binder
Other: Psychoeducational
Providing a binder of educational materials with nurse-led instruction in preparing pancreatic and colorectal cancer patients for chemotherapy




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 80% or higher rate of completing at least 3 of 4 nurse-led encounters with participants [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. An average positive direction of change scores between participants' pre- and post- knowledge scores [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  2. Average score of 24 or higher on the adapted Acceptability E-scale [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  3. 80% or higher on the index of rates for delivery of educational binders [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  4. 80% or higher on the index of rates for pre-chemotherapy teach sessions using the binders [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  5. 80% or higher on the index of rates for teach sessions using the binder on day 1 of chemotherapy [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  6. 80% or higher on the index of rates for follow-up phone calls and binder review prior to cycle 2 of chemotherapy [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Able to read, write, and converse in English.
  • 18 years or older
  • Scheduled for a new chemotherapy start (intravenous) to treat adenocarcinoma of the pancreas or colorectal cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Enrolled in a clinical trial for chemotherapy
  • Major psychological diagnoses that would limit participation

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03576872


Locations
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United States, Massachusetts
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Theresa Jabaley, PhD, RN Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Responsible Party: Theresa Jabaley, Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03576872    
Other Study ID Numbers: 18-241
First Posted: July 3, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 6, 2020
Last Verified: February 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Theresa Jabaley, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Gastro Intestinal Cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases