Clinical Trial

Geriatric Communication Skills Training for Clinicians

Study Description

Geriatric Communication Skills Training Program for Oncology Clinicians

The purpose of this study is to learn more about the effects of a training program designed to help doctors communicate better with older patients and their caregivers.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Patient activation measure (PAM) scale

The PAM scale contains 22 items that assess patient engagement in their care process.

Behavioral - Self-Efficacy Assessment

Health Care Professional's self-efficacy will be assessed by 12 ratings of self-reported confidence from (1) "strongly disagree" to (5) "strongly agree" in module-specific topics both before and after the training.

Behavioral - UCLA Geriatrics Attitudes Scale

The UCLA Geriatrics Attitudes Scale is a 14-item scale developed to assess health care providers' attitudes toward older persons and caring for older patients.

Behavioral - Course Evaluations

The evaluation surveys for each of the three modules will contain fifteen statements assessing post-training attitudes regarding the skills learned and application of skills in oncology clinical practice, measured on a 5-point Likert scale.

Behavioral - The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) questionnaire

The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) questionnaire is a 10-item self-report scale that measures a patient's satisfaction with how empathic their health care providers (HCP) was within a specific consultation.

Behavioral - Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems Program (CAHPS)

Patients‟ perceptions of the quality of their interactions with their clinicians will be rated with 6 items from the Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems Program (CAHPS)

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Geriatric Communication Skills Training Program for Oncology Clinicians to Improve Management of Care for Geriatrics Cancer Patients

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03530969

ParticipAid ID

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