Journal article

eTRIO trial: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial of online education modules to facilitate effective family caregiver involvement in oncology

Ilona Juraskova, R Laidsaar-Powell, Rachael Keast, Penelope Schofield, Daniel SJ Costa, Judy Kay, Sandra Turner, Bogda Koczwara, Christobel Saunders, Michael Jefford, Patsy Yates, Frances Boyle, Kate White, Annie Miller, Rachael L Morton, Zoe Butt, Phyllis Butow

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Informal family caregivers play a crucial role in cancer care. Effective caregiver involvement in cancer care can improve both patient and caregiver outcomes. Despite this, interventions improving the caregiver involvement are sparse. This protocol describes a randomised controlled trial evaluating the combined effectiveness of novel online caregiver communication education modules for: (1) oncology clinicians (eTRIO) and (2) patients with cancer and caregivers (eTRIO-pc). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Thirty medical/radiation/surgical oncology or haematology doctors and nurses will be randomly allocated to either intervention (eTRIO) or control (an Australian State Government Health webs..

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