DrugLib.com — Drug Information Portal

Rx drug information, pharmaceutical research, clinical trials, news, and more

Patient and Provider Initiated Survivorship Care Planning

Information source: Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Cancer

Intervention: 'My Care Plan' (Other); 'Survivorship Care Plan Builder' (Other)

Phase: N/A

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Katherine C Smith, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Overall contact:
Elliott E Tolbert, Ph.D., Phone: 410-502-0025, Email: etolber2@jhmi.edu


Objective: to describe and compare the implementation of two cancer survivorship care tools: (1) 'My Care Plan': a patient-initiated tool and (2) 'Survivorship Care Plan Builder': a provider-initiated tool. The results of this study will be used to (1) provide an initial assessment of the two survivorship care planning tools and (2) inform the design and conduct of a larger study.

Clinical Details

Official title: Patient and Provider Initiated Survivorship Care Planning: a Randomized Pilot Study

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Primary outcome: Patient in receipt of a complete survivorship care plan

Secondary outcome:

Change in score for the CaSUN (Cancer Survivors' Unmet Needs) assessment tool

Change in score on the PLANS (Preparing for Life as a New Survivor) assessment tool

Detailed description: Background/Rationale: In a 2005 report 'From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition', the Institute of Medicine recommended that cancer patients completing treatment receive a summary of the care received and a plan outlining follow-up care needs. Taken together these materials are referred to as a 'Survivorship Care Plan', or SCPs. Based on this recommendation from the IOM, a number of organizations developed survivorship care plan templates. Two of these templates, 'Survivorship Care Plan Builder' and 'My Care Plan,' were developed by Journey Forward, a collaboration among the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, UCLA Cancer Survivorship Center, Oncology Nursing Society, WellPoint, Inc., and Genentech (http://journeyforward. org/). These tools are available free of charge to those wishing to use them. As the time and effort required to complete SCP documents have been found to be barriers to implementation, this study aims to explore the use of these two tools. Research Questions: 1. What processes are undertaken to implement survivorship care planning?

- How do these processes differ between the patient-initiated My Care Plan and

provider-initiated Survivorship Care Plan Builder? 2. What is the feasibility of implementing survivorship care planning?

- Does the feasibility differ between the patient-initiated My Care Plan and

provider-initiated Survivorship Care Plan Builder? 3. What is the value of survivorship care planning to both patients and providers?

- Does the value differ between the patient-initiated My Care Plan and

provider-initiated Survivorship Care Plan Builder? Study Design: This is a pilot randomized study. Cancer patients completing acute treatment with a participating provider will be randomized to either the patient-initiated My Care Plan tool or provider-initiated Survivorship Care Plan Builder. The investigators will describe and compare how each tool is implemented in practice, the feasibility of completing each tool, and the value of the tools to patients and providers. The study will use quantitative and qualitative measures of implementation, feasibility, and value.


Minimum age: 21 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

1. Have you diagnosed with non-metastatic (i. e., stages I - III) cancer (non-melanoma

skin cancer) 2. Have you completed acute treatment with intent to cure within the past 2 months (ongoing long-term maintenance therapy such as adjuvant hormonal therapy is allowed) 3. What clinician primarily managed your cancer treatment? (must be a participating Sibley or Suburban clinician) Exclusion Criteria: 1. Do you show any evidence of disease?

Locations and Contacts

Elliott E Tolbert, Ph.D., Phone: 410-502-0025, Email: etolber2@jhmi.edu

Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia 20016, United States; Recruiting
Karen L Smith, MD, Phone: 202-660-6500, Email: ksmith60@jhmi.edu

Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, United States; Recruiting
Steven C Greco, MD, Email: sgreco1@jhmi.edu
Phone: 301-896-2012

Additional Information

Journey Forward is a cancer survivorship program for healthcare providers and patients who have finished active treatment.

Related publications:

Griggs, J. et al. PLANS ("Preparing for Life as a New Survivor")

Hodgkinson K, Butow P, Hunt GE, Pendlebury S, Hobbs KM, Lo SK, Wain G. The development and evaluation of a measure to assess cancer survivors' unmet supportive care needs: the CaSUN (Cancer Survivors' Unmet Needs measure). Psychooncology. 2007 Sep;16(9):796-804.

Sprague BL, Dittus KL, Pace CM, Dulko D, Pollack LA, Hawkins NA, Geller BM. Patient satisfaction with breast and colorectal cancer survivorship care plans. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Jun;17(3):266-72. doi: 10.1188/13.CJON.17-03AP.

Starting date: February 2015
Last updated: March 31, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

-- advertisement -- The American Red Cross
Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site usage policy | Privacy policy

All Rights reserved - Copyright DrugLib.com, 2006-2017