Improving continuity by bringing the cancer patient, general practitioner and oncologist together in a shared video-based consultation - protocol for a randomised controlled trial

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BACKGROUND: Strengthening the coordination, continuity and intersectoral cooperation for cancer patients' during cancer treatment is being underlined by international guidelines and research. General practitioners have assumed a growing role in the cancer patient disease trajectory because of their roles as coordinators and the consistent health provider. However, general practitioners are challenged in providing support for cancer patients both during treatment and in the survivorship phase. General practitioners reported barriers are lack of timely and relevant communication from the oncologist and limited knowledge to guidelines, as well as lack of trust from patients. Therefore, the current study will examine whether a shared video-based consultation between the cancer patient, general practitioner and oncologist can ease general' challenges and thereby enhance the patient-centeredness for the cancer patients and their perception of intersectoral cooperation and continuity.

METHODS: The study is designed as a pragmatic randomised controlled trial for patients starting chemotherapy at the Department of Oncology, Lillebaelt Hospital, Denmark who are listed with a general practitioner in the Region of Southern Denmark. We intend to include 278 adults diagnosed with colorectal, breast, lung, gynecologic or prostate cancer. The intervention group will receive the "Partnership intervention" which consists of one or more video-consultations between the cancer patient, general practitioner and oncologist. The consultations are estimated to last between 10 and 20 min. The specific aims of the consultation are, summary of the patient trajectory, sharing of knowledge regarding comorbidity, psychosocial resources and needs, physical well-being, medicine, anxiety and depression symptoms, spouses, workability and late complication and side-effects to the cancer treatment.

DISCUSSION: Video-based consultation that brings the cancer patient, the general practitioner and the oncologist together in the early phase of treatment may facilitate a sense of partnership that is powerful enough to improve the patient's perception of intersectoral cooperation, continuity of cancer care and health-related quality of life.

TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClincialTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02716168 . Date of registration: 03.03.2016.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer86
TidsskriftBMC Family Practice
Vol/bind20
Antal sider10
ISSN1471-2296
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 25. jun. 2019

Fingeraftryk

General Practitioners
Referral and Consultation
Randomized Controlled Trials
Neoplasms
Denmark
Oncologists
Guidelines
Spouses
Comorbidity
Prostatic Neoplasms
Survival Rate
Communication
Quality of Life
Medicine
Depression

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