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Durham, North Carolina 27705


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to determine whether discussions of life story, forgiveness, and future goals improve quality of life for patients with serious illness.


Study summary:

This is a pilot randomized control trial to evaluate the feasibility of the Outlook intervention. 36 veterans with advanced cancer, CHF or COPD will be randomly assigned to one of three intervention groups and complete a brief battery of pre-test measures. Subjects in the first group ("treatment") will meet with a facilitator three times for a period of 45 min-1 hour. In the first session, subjects will be asked to discuss issues related to life review. In the second session, participants will be asked to speak in more depth about issues such as regret, forgiveness and things left undone, In the final session, subjects will focus on heritage and legacy. The subjects in the second group ("attention control") will meet with a facilitator three times for a period of 45 min- 1 hour and listen to a non-guided relaxation CD. The third group of participants ("true control") will be exposed to no intervention or attention control. One week and two weeks later, participants in all groups will receive post-test measures administered by a blinded interviewer.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: Patients with advanced cancer, CHF or COPD. Exclusion Criteria: Cognitive impairment, inability to speak, non-English speaking


NCT ID:

NCT00784095


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Karen E. Steinhauser, PhD
Durham VA Medical Center HSR&D COE


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Durham, North Carolina 27705
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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