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Integrating Technology and Navigation to Improve Survivorship Care in Underserved Populations


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18 Years
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Open (Enrolling)
Both
Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

Integrating Technology and Navigation to Improve Survivorship Care in Underserved Populations


Breast Cancer Survivors:

If patient agrees to take part in this study, they will visit the cancer survivorship clinic
where the following tests and procedures will be performed:

- Patient will have a 30-60 minute interview where they will be asked about
cancer-related informational needs, feelings about survivorship care plans, and
preferred methods of communication with survivorship clinic staff.

- Patient will be asked about whether they would use the internet and other technologies
(such as text messages for appointment reminders) as tools in breast cancer
survivorship.

- Patient will use a web-based tool called HealthATM. HealthATM is a website that is
designed to provide information and tools to help patients better manage their health.
After 10-15 minute session with the website, patient will be asked about how easy the
website was to use and other questions about their session.

- Patient will complete a short questionnaire at the end of the interview asking about
personal characteristics, how involved they are in their health care, and their
attitudes towards the HealthATM website. It should take about 5 minutes to complete
this questionnaire.

All interviews will be audiorecorded. All audio recordings will be kept for 5 years and then
destroyed. All interview data will be stored in password-protected computers and/or locked
file cabinets. There will be no personal identifying information connected to patient's
interview answers.

Length of Study:

All of the study procedures will take place at one visit. The visit should last about 60
minutes.

This is an investigational study.

Up to 40 participants will be enrolled in this study. All will be enrolled at LBJ General
Hospital.

Clinic Stakeholders:

If clinic staff agree to take part in this study, the following tests and procedures will be
performed:

- Clinic staff will take part in a 60-90 minute focus group session where they will be
asked about their feelings about survivorship care plans and if they think web-based
eHealth programs would be helpful as tools in breast cancer survivorship.

- Clinic staff will be asked about any challenges and barriers they feel are facing the
survivorship programs at LBJ.

- Clinic staff will use a web-based tool called HealthATM. HealthATM is a website that
provides information and tools to help patients better manage their health. After a
10-15 minute session with the website, they will be asked about how easy the website
was to use and other questions about their session.

All focus group sessions will be audiorecorded. All audio recordings will be kept for 5
years and then destroyed. All focus group data will be stored in password-protected
computers and/or locked file cabinets. There will be no personal identifying information
connected to your focus group answers.

Length of Study:

All of the study procedures will take place at one visit. The visit should last about 60
minutes.

This is an investigational study.

Up to 40 stakeholders will be enrolled in this study. All will be enrolled at LBJ General
Hospital.


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Age 18-years or older (survivors and stakeholders)

2. Ability to read and speak English or Spanish (survivors)

3. Ability to read and speak English (stakeholders)

4. Active patient at the LBJ General Hospital Survivorship Clinic (survivors only)

5. Previous cancer diagnosis with no evidence of recurrence at 3 years or greater
following initial diagnosis (survivors only)

6. Harris County Hospital District employee offering clinical or administrative support
to the LBJGH Cancer Survivorship Clinic (stakeholders only)

7. Cancer survivors who are at least 6 months from diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:

1) None

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Interview Study of Breast Cancer Survivorship Programs Using Technology

Outcome Description:

Breast cancer survivors and clinic staff surveys analyzed regarding acceptability of, and preferences for integration of patient navigation and an eHealth technology platform. Focus group and interview transcripts analyzed using ATLAS.ti qualitative analysis software. To analyze these data, constant comparative method used to conduct thematic analysis of transcribed data. As secondary check of breast cancer survivor data, calculation of descriptive statistics for measures administered to survivors following interview (frequencies, means, and standard deviations) including Patient Activation Measure and Systems Usability Scale.

Outcome Time Frame:

1 day

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Susan Peterson, PHD, MPH

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2012-0450

NCT ID:

NCT01663870

Start Date:

February 2013

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Breast cancer survivors
  • Cancer survivorship clinic
  • eHealth technology
  • Internet
  • HealthATM website
  • Questionnaire
  • Clinic stakeholders
  • Clinic nurses
  • Physicians
  • Case managers
  • Oncology patient navigators
  • Audio recorded interviews
  • Breast Neoplasms

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Location

Lyndon B. Johnson HospitalHouston, Texas  77030