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A pilot randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention for managing unmet supportive care needs in men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers.

Paterson, Catherine; Primeau, Charlotte; Nabi, Ghulam

Authors

Catherine Paterson

Charlotte Primeau

Ghulam Nabi

Abstract

Purpose: Men with metastatic prostate cancer experience high levels of unmet supportive care needs in current healthcare delivery. We set out to determine the effectiveness of a multimodality supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention on the prevalence of unmet supportive care needs for men and their partner/caregivers. Methods: A prospective parallel group, pilot randomised controlled pilot trial in 4 hospitals in Scotland. 38 participants with radiologically proven metastatic prostate cancer disease and 10 partners/caregivers were recruited into the study. A two arm 1:1 study design compared the usual standard of care (SC) approach to SC plus ThriverCare intervention. The primary outcome was the Supportive Care Needs Survey at 3 months of intervention. Results: There was no statistical significant difference in the prevalence of unmet supportive care needs between the intervention group and the usual SC group at baseline p=0.112, however a statistically significant difference was observed at 3 months, indicating that the prevalence of unmet supportive care needs were less in the intervention group (1.13, SD 2.5) compared to the usual SC (6.17, SD 7.05), p=0.002. This document includes supplementary information of "A prostate cancer gude to thriveship: Men, it's time to thirve", which can be found at the end of the article. Conclusion: ThriverCare appears to improve the supportive care experience of men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers. Our results accentuate that no longer one size of care delivery fits all, care must be responsive and adaptable to meet the individual needs of people affected by cancer to thrive.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal European journal of oncology nursing
Print ISSN 1462-3889
Electronic ISSN 1462-3889
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Pages 65-73
Institution Citation PATERSON, C., PRIMEAU, C. and NABI, G. 2018. A pilot randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention for managing unmet supportive care needs in men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers. European journal of oncology nursing [online], 37, pages 65-73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2018.10.007
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2018.10.007
Keywords Prostate cancer; Supportive care; Partner/caregivers; Side-effects; Hormonal treatment; Thrive

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