Patients' and Radiographers' Experiences and Views of Comfort Management in Radiotherapy (COMFORT)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03984435|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 13, 2019
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2019
|Condition or disease|
Patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment for cancer frequently express their feelings of discomfort during the procedure, especially those who require radiotherapy with extended treatment times. This problem was explored by informal questioning of patients who revealed that this is a problem and causes distress and discomfort but that it was being accepted as being part of the treatment. In healthcare, several interventions have been used to improve the comfort of patients. In radiotherapy, there have been examples where positioning or relaxation has improved the patient's comfort. Literature searches have revealed some comfort interventions that can be used during radiotherapy treatment which may be possible interventions.
With the consent of the patient, it is intended to establish the patients' experience and views of comfort and comfort management during radiotherapy. Radiographers' experiences and views of managing patient comfort during radiotherapy will also be explored. It will also be essential to explore what would be the most ideal solution to comfort management, or how comfort could be improved, from the perspective of both patients and radiographers.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Official Title:||A Qualitative Study Exploring Patient Experiences of Comfort During Radiotherapy and Radiographer Views of Managing Patient Comfort During the Delivery of Radiotherapy|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 8, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 15, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
Patients with a diagnosed malignancy who have been referred for radiotherapy with extended treatment time (>10 minutes)
Radiographers from radiotherapy departments in the UK who deliver radiotherapy
- Experiences of comfort during radiotherapy - qualitative (non-standard outcome measure) [ Time Frame: Duration of radiotherapy and up to three months after ]This is qualitative research and the outcomes are derived from transcribed interviews analysed thematically generating codes, themes and sub-themes of patient and radiographers lived experiences of comfort during radiotherapy.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03984435
|Contact: Simon D Goldsworthy, MSc||01823 344250||Simon.email@example.com|
|Contact: Susan J Mahoney, BSc||01823 343369||Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Musgrove Park Hospital||Recruiting|
|Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA15DA|
|Contact: Simon D Goldsworthy, MSc 01823 344250 Simon.email@example.com|
|Contact: Susan J Mahoney 01823 343369 Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Simon D Goldsworthy, MSc||Principal Research Radiographer|