“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.
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)
Patientsâ€Ÿ 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)
Geriatric Communication Skills Training Program for Oncology Clinicians to Improve Management of Care for Geriatrics Cancer Patients