Improving Thoracic Surgical Care Using Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePROS)

U

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Thoracic

Treatments

Other: Symptom monitoring

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
NIH

Identifiers

NCT06075316
1K23HL157765-01A1 (U.S. NIH Grant/Contract)
LCCC 2141

Details and patient eligibility

About

This is a single-site, non-randomized study on the outcomes of remote real-time "ePRO monitoring" in thoracic surgery patients. ePRO monitoring is a health information technology intervention comprised of delivering longitudinal electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) surveys (e.g., on symptoms, and physical functioning) coupled with automated provider alerts for concerning survey responses.

Full description

Thoracic surgery patients are at high risk for severe complications post-surgery, such as respiratory failure, empyema, wound problems, and even mortality. Patients with complications may need readmission and invasive management. Usual care may not capture the symptoms of surgery complications. Well-designed remote monitoring of postoperative patients may enable early intervention and lower the risk of severe complications. This study evaluates the implementation and effectiveness of perioperative electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) monitoring in thoracic surgery patients. Previous studies demonstrated the feasibility of ePROs monitoring by thoracic surgery patients and providers. This study will explore barriers to implementation before real-world effectiveness studies.

Enrollment

200 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 99 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Patients participating in ePRO monitoring must meet the following inclusion criteria to participate in this study:

  • 18 years or older
  • English or Spanish speaking
  • Able to complete a web-based, telephonic (IVR), or CRA (or other IRB-approved research team member)-administrated symptom survey
  • Planned to undergo major thoracic surgery (involving chest wall incisions and overnight admission) or been discharged from thoracic surgery within the last 30 days from or by thoracic surgery service.

Exclusion criteria

All patients meeting any of the following exclusion criteria at enrollment will be excluded from study participation:

  • Not completing planned surgery within 3 months of obtaining informed consent
  • Inability to understand English or Spanish
  • Having undergone only minor thoracic surgery (e.g. bronchoscopy, cervical mediastinoscopy)
  • Dementia, altered mental status, or any psychiatric condition determined by the thoracic surgery provider team that would prohibit the understanding or rendering of informed consent.
  • Current incarceration
  • Pregnancy

Trial design

Primary purpose

Health Services Research

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

200 participants in 1 patient group

ePRO monitoring
Other group
Description:
Thoracic surgery patients will be enrolled in ePRO monitoring using web-based or telephone surveys.
Treatment:
Other: Symptom monitoring

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Central trial contact

Amanda Gentry

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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