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Lay Description

This research trial studies the use of clinical practice guidelines by pediatric oncology healthcare providers in order to identify, understand, and overcome barriers to them. The treatments for childhood cancers are intense and result in a high rate of symptoms which require support by healthcare providers. By reviewing patients' medical chart records, meeting in focus groups and in one-on-one interviews, healthcare providers may improve how clinical practice guidelines are used to support children undergoing cancer treatment.

Category

  • Child Health
  • Multiple Sites
IRB Number
20160673HU
NCT Number
NCT02847130
Open to Enrollment
Yes

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Under20 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Site willingness to participate in all 3 aims
  • AIM 1 - ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR INCLUSION IN RETROSPECTIVE CENTRALIZED CHART REVIEW
  • Received care as an inpatient or outpatient at a participating COG NCORP site during the time period between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015
  • Ever enrolled on any COG trial (episode does not have to occur while on trial and the COG trial may be therapeutic or non-therapeutic)
  • Has at least one episode eligible for FN, CINV or FP review
  • CPG-Specific Eligibility
  • FN

    • Has any of the following diagnoses:

      • Newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia
      • Relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia
      • Any acute myeloid leukemia
      • Burkitt's or mature B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
      • Any myeloablative autologous or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
      • Developed FN at least once
  • CINV

    • Diagnosis of cancer
    • Received moderately emetogenic chemotherapy as an inpatient
    • < 12 years of age at the start of a CINV episode and received highly emetogenic chemotherapy as an in-patient
  • FP

    • Newly diagnosed cancer
    • >= 15 years of age at cancer diagnosis
  • Note: a single patient may contribute data for multiple episodes
  • AIM 2 AND AIM 3 INCLUSION CRITERIA
  • Healthcare professional currently employed at a participating COG NCORP institution

    • Eligible healthcare providers include but are not limited to: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians, psychologists, and physical therapists/physiotherapists
  • Provides direct care for children with cancer as part of current position at NCORP site

Exclusion Criteria

  • AIM 2 AND AIM 3 EXCLUSION CRITERIA
  • Trainees are excluded
  • Previous participation in this study either for Aim 2 or Aim 3
  • Each health care provider can only be involved in one event (focus group or interview)

Study Design

Arm Groups

Study Contact


Regulatory Point of Contact
Virginia Diaz
(210) 562-9149
diazvr@uthscsa.edu

Principal Investigator
Anne-Marie Langevin