A Structured Early Palliative Care Intervention for Patients With Advanced Cancer - a Randomized Controlled Trial With a Nested Qualitative Study (SENS Trial)
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Last updated:5th Nov 2013
It is assumed that an early palliative care structured by SENS (a systematic, problem-based assessment system) in addition to standard oncology care compared with standard oncology care alone relieves distress in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life. The primary objective of the trial is to determine the effectiveness of early palliative care intervention, structured by SENS (a systematic, problem-based assessment system) in addition to standard oncology care, compared with standard oncology care alone to relieve distress a) in patients with advanced cancer until death, and b) in caregivers. The secondary objectives are to determine whether the introduction of SENS improves quality of life, prolongs overall survival, ameliorates distress of caregivers, reduces health care costs and medical resource utilization (less aggressive treatment in the last weeks of life).
|Study start date||2013-11-05|