“Rehabilitation Planning Consult Phase II Trial”
The study will evaluate the efficacy of the Rehabilitation Planning Consult (RPC) to achieve key rehabilitation outcomes in survivors of head and neck cancer compared to a waiting list control group. The RPC is a consultative intervention that teaches survivors to use self-management and problem solving strategies to meet and attain individualized goals. Follow-through with plans and goal attainment are facilitated by a Rehabilitation Consultant. Results from this study will be used to plan for a larger multi-site trial and subsequent real world implementation.
Behavioral - Rehabilitation Planning Consult (RPC)
Participants allocated to RPC will receive a 1 hour consultation with the Rehabilitation Consult and second consultation over the next 12 weeks as needed. Participants will be assessed at three time points, 1) Baseline assessment, 1 week prior to RPC, 2) post-intervention assessment, 1 week after RPC, and 3) follow-up assessment, 13 weeks after RPC.
Wait list control (WLC)
Participants who are allocated to WLC will complete a 12 week waiting period. At the end of the waiting period, participants will crossover to the RPC group. Participants will be assessed at four time points, 1) Baseline assessment, 1 week prior to waiting period, 2) post-waiting period assessment, 1 week after waiting period, 3) post-intervention assessment, 1 week after RPC, and 4) follow-up assessment,13 weeks after RPC.
Efficacy of the Rehabilitation Planning Consult for Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer: A Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial