Perceptions of Hospital Care at Home for Patients With Cancer: A Qualitative Study of Cancer Providers, Patients and Caregivers.

Overview

The objective of this qualitative research study is to assess the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of cancer care providers, patients with cancer and caregivers regarding hospital care at home. We aim to conduct qualitative interviews to inform implementation of future on oncology hospital care at home programs

Full Title of Study: “Perceptions of Hospital Care at Home for Patients With Cancer: A Qualitative Study of Cancer Providers, Patients and Caregivers”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: September 30, 2023

Detailed Description

Interviews and focus groups will be conducted in English only using an interview guide (attached). The interview guide was based on the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)8 to provide a broad understanding of the potential barriers and enablers of implementing a hospital care at home program. In summary, interviews will begin with an overview of the qualitative research study followed by verification of a completed demographic questionnaire

Interventions

  • Behavioral: Focus Group
    • Participants can meet with an interviewer alone. The focus group should take about 1 hour and will be held in person at MD Anderson, by telephone, or online using a video conferencing app called Zoom
  • Behavioral: Interview
    • Participants can meet with an interviewer alone. The interview should take about 1 hour and will be held in person at MD Anderson, by telephone, or online using a video conferencing app called Zoom

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Focus
    • Participants will be asked about your previous experiences providing cancer care at MD Anderson and your thoughts on providing hospital care at home
  • Interview
    • Participants will be asked about your previous experiences providing cancer care at MD Anderson and your thoughts on providing hospital care at home

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Quality of Life Questionnaires
    • Time Frame: through study completion an average of 1 year

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

1. Cancer Care Providers

  • Cancer care providers of any specialty, including but not limited to oncologists, surgeons, hospitalists, emergency medicine physicians, nurses (including nurse practitioners), physician assistants, and any other member of the cancer care team (eg social workers or physical therapists) – Employed by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 2. Patients – Adults ages 18 and over – Currently undergoing or completed cancer treatment within the last 5 years at MD Anderson – Able to speak and read in English 3. Caregivers – Adults ages 18 and over – Self-identifies as a caregiver of an individual over 18 who is currently undergoing cancer treatment or completed cancer treatment within the last 5 years at MD Anderson – Able to speak and read in English Exclusion: None

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Tacara Soones, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Tacara Soones, MD, MPH, (346) 720-7352, tnsoones@mdanderson.org

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