A Pilot Study of Using Video Images in Advance Care Planning in Patients With Advanced Cancer
A.1. Aim 1: To recruit 150 subjects with advanced cancer and randomly assign these subjects
to one of two advance care planning (ACP) modalities: 1. a video visually depicting CPR
(intervention) or 2. a verbal narrative describing the CPR.
Hypothesis 1: It is feasible to recruit and randomize 150 subjects with advanced cancer.
A.2. Aim 2: To compare the care preferences for CPR among 150 subjects randomized to video
vs. verbal narrative intervention.
Hypothesis 2: Subjects randomized to the video intervention will be significantly more
likely to opt NOT to have CPR compared to those randomized to the verbal narrative.
A.3. Aim 3: To compare knowledge assessment of CPR for 150 subjects randomized to video vs.
verbal narrative intervention.
Hypothesis 3: When compared to subjects randomized to the verbal narrative arm, subjects in
the video group will have higher knowledge assessment scores when asked questions regarding
their understanding of CPR.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
preferences for CPR
CPR preference after visit to oncologist
within one hour after oncology visit
United States: Institutional Review Board
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