Kidney Paired Donation Video Education Trial Save

Date Added
April 25th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00075387
Researcher
Derek Dubay

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Keywords
Education, Kidney, Transplant
Summary

Live donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) offers the most optimal survival and quality
of life benefit for those with late-stage chronic kidney disease. However, one-third of potential donors who volunteer to undergo evaluation on behalf of an intended recipient are blood-type or cross-match incompatibility. Kidney paired donation (KPD) was developed as a strategy to provide these incompatible donor-recipient pairs with an innovative opportunity for LDKT, yet its uptake by potential donors and their intended LDKT recipients is not optimal. In this study, we will evaluate the
effectiveness of a targeted video intervention designed to address common concerns
about KPD on the knowledge of KPD risks and benefits, KPD self-efficacy, and KPD
concerns in incompatible potential donors and their intended recipients.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Thomas Morinelli
843-792-5405
morinelt@musc.edu

Translating an Evidence-based Urban Asthma Program for Rural Adolescents: Testing Its Effectiveness & Cost-effectiveness and Understanding Implementation Factors Save

Date Added
August 1st, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00069047
Researcher
Phillippe Cunningham

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Keywords
Adolescents, Asthma, Education
Summary

Asthma has high morbidity and mortality among adolescents and among youth from non-urban (i.e., rural and suburban) communities, both of whom are seldom included in asthma intervention research. This study will test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of high school-based intervention delivered by Community Health Workers (CHWs) to non-urban adolescents with uncontrolled asthma, and will examine factors associated with delivery of the intervention.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Phillippe Cunningham
843-876-1800
cunninpb@musc.edu

A Geriatric Assessment Intervention for Patients Aged 70 and Over Receiving Chemotherapy or Similar Agents for Cancer: Reducing Toxicity in Older Patients Save

Date Added
January 21st, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00041289
Researcher
James Bearden

List of Studies

Keywords
Aging, Cancer, Education, Non-interventional
Summary

A majority of patients diagnosed with cancer are over age 65, yet most cancer treatments are developed in a younger population. Older cancer patients are more likely to experience side effects. There is no standard way to treat chemotherapy side effects in older patients. A Geriatric Assessment (GA) can be used to predict who is at risk for side effects but there is no standard way to decrease this risk. Also, there is not agreement on how information from a GA can be used to develop ways to prevent or treat side effects.

The purpose of this study is to find out if the GA can help improve and develop a standard approach for reducing and/or preventing chemotherapy side effects in older cancer patients. The GA is intended to determine an older patient's level of independence taking into account health conditions, physical performance (walking, leg strength, and balance), nutrition, social support and memory. Several tests as well as questionnaires are used. The combined results establish what is called a patient's functional age, which may be quite different from the actual age. Functional age can help better predict a patient's tolerance of and likely response to cancer treatments as well as provide other important age-related information not routinely captured by cancer doctors. If you decide to participate in this study, you will receive the GA.

Institution
Spartanburg
Recruitment Contact
Clinical Research Department
1-800-486-5941
SurvivorshipProgram@gibbscc.org

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