Condition category
Cancer
Date applied
12/05/2010
Date assigned
12/05/2010
Last edited
08/09/2015
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Ms Hannah Jones

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Palliative Care
Policy and Rehabilitation
Weston Education Centre
10 Cutcombe Road
London
SE5 9RJ
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

7138

Study information

Scientific title

Development and pilot testing of the “Question Prompt List (QPL)” intervention to meet information needs of advanced cancer patients

Acronym

Question Prompt List

Study hypothesis

Information provision persists as a primary unmet need in advanced cancer. Some interventions can be costly (e.g. group intervention or personalised, tailored interventions). This intervention has been demonstrated, in its original Australian format, to improve the number of questions asked and to reduce unmet information needs. We intend that a cheap, feasible, acceptable and potentially efficacious intervention (based on the Australian intervention) modeled to the UK setting from the Australian example will be designed, and a full randomised controlled trial (RCT) protocol will be generated that can provide patient and carer based outcomes to assess efficacy. Further, having piloted the intervention, a learning effect among clinicians in a subsequent full trial may be minimised. The patient-centred, low-cost, easily produced and disseminated intervention could be easily incorporated into advanced cancer care services.

Ethics approval

MREC approved (ref: 09/H1102/21)

Study design

Multicentre observational process of care qualitative study

Primary study design

Observational

Secondary study design

Multi-centre

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Topic: National Cancer Research Network; Subtopic: All Cancers/Misc Sites; Disease: All

Intervention

The Questionnaire Prompt List (QPL) is an innovative intervention designed to address these unmet needs among patients and carers. It is brief, patient/carer-centred and controlled by them, very low cost, and proven to be efficacious. It provides patients and carers with a list of topics and specific questions that they may wish to raise with their clinician should they wish, and offers both wording and topics to facilitate ability to pose questions of current or potential future concern.

Follow up length: 1 month
Study entry: registration only

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

10/08/2009

Overall trial end date

30/04/2010

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Phase I:
1. 20 adult patients and 20 informal carers aged 18 years or older, either sex
2. A diagnosis of an advanced progressive malignancy
3. Under care of KCH acute inpatient palliative care/GSTT home palliative care
4. Sufficient spoken English to engage in a qualitative interview
Patient and carer dyads are not necessary.

Phase II:
1. 30 adult patients aged 18 years or older, either sex
2. A diagnosis of an advanced progressive malignancy
3. Sufficient ability to speak and read English to utilise the intervention and engage in research interviews

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Planned sample size: 70; UK sample size: 70

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Aged under 18 years
2. Insufficient Spoken/written English

Recruitment start date

10/08/2009

Recruitment end date

30/04/2010

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Palliative Care
London
SE5 9RJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UK)

Sponsor details

Denmark Hill
London
SE5 9RS
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.kch.nhs.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Dimbleby Cancer Care (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes