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Physician Perceptions About Parenteral Hydration in Latin America and Spain: A Survey of Physicians Affiliated With the Latin American Association for Palliative Care (ALCP) and the Spanish Society for Palliative Care (SECPAL)


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18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Dehydration, Advanced Cancers

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Trial Information

Physician Perceptions About Parenteral Hydration in Latin America and Spain: A Survey of Physicians Affiliated With the Latin American Association for Palliative Care (ALCP) and the Spanish Society for Palliative Care (SECPAL)


This study is a collaboration between MD Anderson's Departments of Palliative care and
Rehabilitation Medicine, Health Disparities Research, the Latin American Association for
Palliative Care (ALCP) and the Spanish Society for Palliative Care (SECPAL). The proposed
study involves a 10-15 minute online survey of palliative care physicians from Latin America
and Spain to assess their attitudes, beliefs and practice patterns related to parenteral
hydration at the end of life.


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Palliative care physicians practicing in Latin America and Spain and affiliated with
either the ALCP or SECPAL.

2. Physicians must report dedicating at least 30% of their practice to palliative care.

3. Physician must be 18 years of age or older.

Exclusion Criteria:

1) None

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Percentage of terminally ill cancer patients overall that receive an order of parenteral hydration as reported by physicians

Outcome Time Frame:

Online Survey, completion any time during estimated 2 month period

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Isabel Torres, MPH, DRPH

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2009-0606

NCT ID:

NCT01011140

Start Date:

January 2010

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Dehydration
  • Advanced Cancers
  • Parenteral Hydration
  • Latin American Association for Palliative Care
  • ALCP
  • Spanish Society for Palliative Care
  • SECPAL
  • Online survey
  • Palliative care
  • Physicians' attitudes
  • End of life
  • Latin America
  • Spain
  • Dehydration
  • Neoplasms

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Location

UT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030