Nursing Intervention for Family Caregivers of HCT Patients
I. Test the effects of an advanced practice nursing (APN) intervention for family caregivers
(FCs) of hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) patients in the experimental group on FC
quality of life, psychological distress, caregiver burden, caregiver skills preparedness as
compared to FCs in the control group.
II. Describe self-care behaviors for FCs of HCT patients and compare them between the
experimental and control groups.
III. Describe resource use by FCs comparing the experimental and control groups.
IV. Identify subgroups of FCs who benefit most from the family caregiver intervention (FCI)
in relation to sociodemographic characteristics, caregiver health status, and patient
I. Describe family caregivers' satisfaction with the FCI.
OUTLINE: FCs are randomized to 1 of 2 groups.
GROUP I: FCs receive 4 sessions of an APN FCI beginning during the admission for transplant
and continuing for up to 100 days after transplant.
GROUP II: FCs receive standard supportive care.
After completion of study, FCs are followed up at 3, 6, and 12 months.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Test the effects of an advanced practice nursing (APN) intervention for family caregivers (FCs) in the experimental group using questionnaires measuring quality of life and psychological distress as compared to the FCs in the control group.
12 months after discharge
Marcia Grant, RN, DNSC
City of Hope Medical Center
United States: Federal Government