Effects of Telephone Consultations on Discharged Liver Cancer

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National Taiwan University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Treatments

Behavioral: telephone consultations about psychoeducation program

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01595243
200908011R

Details and patient eligibility

About

The aims of this three-year study are to: From patients and family perspective to explore the needs for home care after receiving TACE, PEI, and RFA Develop a telephone follow-up and consultation program and examine its effect on self-efficacy, anxiety, depression and quality of life in liver cancer patients receiving non-surgical treatment.

Full description

In the first year, a longitudinal mixed method with quantitative and qualitative method will be used. The Distress Management Tool, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and the Short Form-12 quality of life will be used to assess patients' care needs, anxiety, depression, and quality of life in the quantitative method. Data will be analyzed by descriptive, Pearson's Correlation, and Stepwise Regression for each time point. Tape-recorded and in-depth interviews with semi-structured interview guidelines will be used in qualitative method to interview the cancer patients who are scheduled to be discharged after treatment. Content analysis will be used to analyze the interview content. In the second and third year, randomized control trial will be used to recruit eligible subjects from inpatients in oncology wards in one medical center in Taipei. The eligible subjects will be randomized into a control or experimental group. The patients in the control group will receive usual care and those in the experimental group will receive seven instances of telephone follow-up or face-to-face education (the day before discharge and during the first, second, third, fourth, sixth, and eighth weeks after discharge).Data will be analyzed by independent t-test, one-way analysis of variance, and generalized estimating equations.

Enrollment

254 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients with liver cancer in non-surgical treatment
  • Aged above 18
  • Those who are wiling to participate in the research

Exclusion criteria

None

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

254 participants in 2 patient groups

control
No Intervention group
Description:
patient with liver cancer in non-surgical treatment after discharge receive usual care
patient in experiment
Experimental group
Description:
patient in the experimental group will receive seven instances of telephone follow-up or face to face education
Treatment:
Behavioral: telephone consultations about psychoeducation program

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