Uncertainty in Illness in Palliative Care: an Intervention for Family Caregivers

U

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Family Members
Advanced Cancer
Quality of Life
Uncertainty

Treatments

Other: Nursing intervention

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03518970
AVAL-O35-17

Details and patient eligibility

About

Background: The increase of chronic diseases has reached an increase in the suffering of advanced diseases and an inability of health care systems to give access to the population that suffers them. In this context are people with advanced cancer who are in palliative care and the family caregivers. Uncertainty in illness in palliative care and quality of life are two concepts that are altered in the patient's family caregiver in palliative care. Objective: to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a nursing intervention to reduce the uncertainty in illness and improve the quality of life of family caregivers of patients with cancer in palliative care. Methodology: Phase II clinical trial, the ratio of recruitment, follow-up of participants as well as satisfaction with the intervention will be evaluated as primary outcomes. As secondary outcomes, the possible effect of the intervention on the uncertainty in illness and the quality of life of the family caregiver will be evaluated. This study will be carry out in a health care institution in Medellin-Colombia.

Enrollment

60 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Being the person responsible for the care of the person in palliative care most of the time
  • Being over 18 years of age;
  • Caring for a person who has a diagnosis of cancer stage IV, who is receiving palliative treatment for the disease and has an expectation longer than one month of life (determined by the physician)
  • Being able to communicate in Spanish.

Exclusion criteria

  • Being included in another institutional study of an educational nature
  • Not knowing how to read
  • Caring for another person with cancer before
  • Have a significant cognitive disability

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

60 participants in 2 patient groups

Nursing intervention
Experimental group
Description:
The experimental group will receive the Nursing intervention to reduce uncertainty in illness and increase quality of life in family caregivers of patients with cancer in palliative care
Treatment:
Other: Nursing intervention
Conventional care
No Intervention group
Description:
The control group will receive the nursing care conventionally given in the health care institution

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Edier M Arias, RN, MSc, PhD(c)

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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