FACT for Relation, Parent-Child

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
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FACT - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Relation, Parent-Child

Study Summary

The Families Addressing Cancer Together Intervention for Parents With Cancer

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Eligible Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Relation, Parent-Child
  • Communication
  • Malignancies
  • Parenting
  • Neoplasms

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether FACT will improve 2 primary outcomes and 4 secondary outcomes in patients with Relation, Parent-Child. Measurement will happen over the course of 3 weeks.

3 weeks
Feasibility of participant retention as measured by percentage of participants who complete survey assessments at 3 weeks.
6 weeks
Acceptability as assessed by a semi-structured, post-intervention interview
Acceptability as measured by FACT satisfaction scale
Feasibility of participant retention as measured by percentage of participants who complete survey assessments at 6 weeks.
Recruitment feasibility as measured by percentage of eligible patients who consent to study participation
Baseline, 6 weeks
Change from baseline communication self-efficacy using the CSES

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control
FACT intervention

This trial requires 40 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. FACT is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

FACT intervention
Behavioral
Families Addressing Cancer Together (FACT) intervention plus questionnaires
ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 weeks
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 6 weeks for reporting.

Closest Location

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 6 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
If you are aged 18 years or above, you are eligible for the study. show original
Informed consent reviewed and signed;
Able to complete all study measures and visits in English;
You are able to understand and comply with study procedures. show original
You are a parent, a caregiver, or a legal guardian of a child age 3 to 17 years of age who can speak and understand English. show original
You have a diagnosis of Stage II-IV (or equivalent) invasive solid tumor not in surveillance or survivorship. show original

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is communication?

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A person's communication ability is vital to their everyday living, job performance, job retention, and overall quality of life. A person's communication quality may indicate if he/she has an active mind, a healthy mind, is a rational thinker, is willing to cooperate with others, and is not prone to lose his or her temper and act irrationally. A person's verbal or nonverbal communication can be used to assess his or her health and well-being. A person's emotional communication is highly influenced by the environment in which the person communicates in. For example, a person who is facing a crisis may communicate in ways that are more indirect than those seen in non-crisis environments.

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How many people get communication a year in the United States?

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There were about 2.1 million people diagnosed with communication disorder a year in the United States, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is 0.06% of adults in the United States.

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What are common treatments for communication?

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The use of communication aids in a variety of ways as treatments for communication disorders can be seen, and include use as devices for augmenting communication, as compensatory strategies, and as communication accommodations. Interventions which aim to improve non-verbal communication are generally more effective than interventions which aim to improve verbal communication.

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Can communication be cured?

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The patient with communication disabilities could not expect or obtain an improvement in communication ability over the course of the treatment. However, both groups were able to achieve similar improvements in other areas of functioning such as social competence, interpersonal engagement, vocational performance, and other measures.

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What are the signs of communication?

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This article describes current research findings about communication and cognition, and provides guidance for clinicians concerning the diagnosis and evaluation of children with communication disorders.

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What causes communication?

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Communication is important: the person must be able to communicate to receive and give. Most people communicate naturally and usually experience communication through visual, auditory, touch, olfactory, and gustatory cues.\n

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Is fact typically used in combination with any other treatments?

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The data imply that people are not aware of how to interpret the fact-based summary. For this reason, providers should be cautious in communicating the evidence-based summary to a specific patient population (eg, by identifying and describing potential limitations).

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Does communication run in families?

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It is evident that family members are at risk of a poorer family functioning if a member of the family has a major illness or disability. Furthermore, family members were more prone to discuss certain topics with others when they knew that they were related. Data from a recent study seem to support the notion that communication within the family and with members of the immediate community can be improved.

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How serious can communication be?

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Patients who report high levels of disability in their daily lives may be communicating to health care providers that are not the least serious and might even be dangerous to their physicians. In a recent study, findings of this study indicate that it is important to recognize, even at first consult, patients with limited or no communication abilities in order to prevent detrimental communication and provide the patient and provider with appropriate treatment planning.

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Who should consider clinical trials for communication?

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Health care providers and patients should be more engaged in decisions about clinical trial participation and receive tailored communications about trials to address patient preferences and concerns. Clinician-directed contact, communication about risks, and patient education about trial options may contribute to patient participation in medical treatment decisions.

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What are the common side effects of fact?

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In a recent study, findings showed that medication could be a possible cause of a patient's side effect. At present it is not possible to identify which medication would cause a side effect in patients with the same condition. In a recent study, findings suggest that clinicians need to make a careful list of all the medications that will be used in the patient so that the effect on any patient can be minimized.

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What is the primary cause of communication?

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Patients diagnosed with ALS tended to have fewer ICD diagnoses than patients diagnosed with OLD. Patients diagnosed with ALS more frequently received an ICD than patients diagnosed with OLD or PN.

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