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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12615000530527
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
14/05/2015
Date registered
27/05/2015
Date last updated
19/02/2018
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Care After Lymphoma (CALy) Trial: A phase II pilot randomised controlled trial of a lymphoma nurse-led model of survivorship care
Scientific title
A randomised controlled trial testing the effect of a pilot nurse-led lymphoma survivorship clinic with lymphoma survivors to decrease the number of unmet informational needs to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase self-empowerment
Secondary ID [1] 286764 0
Nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
U1111-1169-7131
Trial acronym
Care After Lymphoma (CALy) Trial
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Lymphoma
295059 0
Informational and practical needs 295060 0
Depression 295138 0
Anxiety 295139 0
Stress 295140 0
Self-empowerment 295142 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 295311 295311 0 0
Hodgkin's
Cancer 295312 295312 0 0
Lymphoma (non Hodgkin's lymphoma) - Low grade lymphoma
Cancer 295313 295313 0 0
Lymphoma (non Hodgkin's lymphoma) - High grade lymphoma

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The intervention will be a nurse-led lymphoma survivorship clinic. A structured face-to-face interview of 1 hour with the survivorship cancer nurse coordninator will discuss and assess participant self-reported: informational and practical issues and concerns; depression, anxiety, stress; coping; and patient empowerment. The first clinic will occur at 3 months after treatment completion. A survivorship care plan will be completed with the participant and include the main potential late effects of treatment and the health care provider that will assess and follow up on these. It will record the participants 3 main health concerns and 3 health goals. The treatment summary will be completed prior to the clinic and the information verified and explained to the participant at this first interview. According to the needs identified by the participant, a tailored resource pack of information and community support details will be targeted towards their main concerns and health goals. The participant will attend the survivorship clinic 3 and 6 months after the first clinic (baseline). It will involve discussion of any further self-reported issues or concerns and the already identified concerns and health goals. This may take up to an hour.
Intervention code [1] 291849 0
Rehabilitation
Comparator / control treatment
Control – usual care. The control group will continue usual follow-up care with their haematologist. They will have the same instruments administered to them at baseline, time 1(3 months) and 2 (6 months) after baseline. At time 1 and 2 the instruments will be sent to the control group along with a reply paid envelope for sending them back. If questionnaires are not returned the participant/s will be contacted by telephone after 2 weeks to encourage return.
Control group
Active

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 295046 0
Proportion of participants with a self-reported decrease in unmet informational and practical needs. Measured with Short Form Survivors Unmet Needs Survey (SF-SUNS).
Timepoint [1] 295046 0
Baseline, and at 3 and 6 months after intervention commencement
Primary outcome [2] 295047 0
Proportion of participants with a self-reported decrease in depression, anxiety, stress. This composite outcome will be measured with Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS21).
Timepoint [2] 295047 0
Baseline, and at 3 and 6 months after intervention commencement
Primary outcome [3] 295048 0
Proportion of participants with a self-reported increase in coping and self-empowerment. This composite outcome will be measured with Patient Empowerment scale (PES) and Mini Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale (Mini-MAC).
Timepoint [3] 295048 0
Baseline, and at 3 and 6 months after intervention commencement
Secondary outcome [1] 314667 0
Perceived efficacy and value of the nurse-led lymphoma survivorship clinic. Semi-structured 1 hour telephone interviews with subset of intervention participants.
Timepoint [1] 314667 0
6 months after intervention commencement
Secondary outcome [2] 314668 0
GP evaluation of the survivorship care plan treatment summary to improve care, management and communication. An evaluation questionnaire designed for this study will be sent with a reply paid envelope and should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete.
Timepoint [2] 314668 0
6 months after intervention commencement

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Able to understand, read and write English
Pathologically confirmed new diagnosis of Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Completed first line curative intent chemotherapy treatment or second line curative intent autologous transplant within the previous three months
No evidence of lymphoma on PET scan
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
Diagnosis of other haematological malignancy
Did not undergo chemotherapy treatment
Further treatment or follow-up at another hospital
Undergoing active treatment
Acute mental health condition that will preclude informed consent
Intellectually disabled
Comorbid condition that requires at least monthly visits with genral practitioner (GP)

Study design
Purpose of the study
Educational / counselling / training
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
After consent and baseline measures, participants will be given an opaque envelope they will open. It contains an individual number and group allocation. The envelopes have been consecutively numbered and are distributed to consenting participants in this order.
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Computer generated random numbers using a four digit sequence have been generated and linked to group allocation by an independent statistician. A hard copy of each individual number and group has been sealed in an opaque envelope by an independent member of the research team to ensure confidentiality.
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Efficacy
Statistical methods / analysis
A consecutive sample of 60 participants will be recruited, 30 to each study group. As a pilot RCT, a sample size calculation is not required. 30 participants in each group will ensure an adequate measure of variability that will enable the generation of sample sizes for future large scale RCTs with this participant group.
To undertake a test-retest reliability measure on the SF-SUNS (Short Form Survivor Unmet Needs Survey) will require a sample size of 40 participants. This will involve administering the SF-SUNS instrument on two consecutive occasions no more than five days apart.
Ten participants will be selected for qualitative interviews after their six-month nurse-led haematology survivorship clinic visit. The number of GPs sent a survivorship care plan treatment summary and evaluation will be a maximum of 30 to reflect the intervention group numbers.
Data Analysis for quantitative data will use univariate and multivariate statistical techniques with SPSS data analysis software. Descriptive statistics will be used for demographic variables. Two-tailed analysis significance level is set at 0.05 for all tests. Differences between intervention and control groups and between baseline measurements and at each time point will use one-way analysis of variance [ANOVA] for normal distribution and repeated measures ANOVA to analyse the entire series of measurements at each time point. Confidence intervals will reflect the contrast between groups. Test-retest reliability of SF-SUNS instrument will use an intra-class correlation random effect model.
Qualitative data will be analysed using QSR NVivo qualitative analysis software. Content analysis will identify common themes and patterns within interview data and the open-ended questions on GP evaluation form.

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
WA
Recruitment hospital [1] 3792 0
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - Nedlands
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 9673 0
6009 - Nedlands

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 291269 0
University
Name [1] 291269 0
University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus
Address [1] 291269 0
19 Mouat Street, Fremantle, WA 6959
Country [1] 291269 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
University
Name
University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus
Address
19 Mouat Street, Fremantle, WA 6959
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 289942 0
Government body
Name [1] 289942 0
Western Australia Cancer and Palliative Care Network
Address [1] 289942 0
189 Royal Street, East Perth. 6004 Western Australia
Country [1] 289942 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [1] 278466 0
Hospital
Name [1] 278466 0
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Address [1] 278466 0
Hospital Avenue, Nedlands 6009, Western Australia
Country [1] 278466 0
Australia

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 292828 0
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital HREC
Ethics committee address [1] 292828 0
Hospital Avenue, Nedlands 6009, Western Australia
Ethics committee country [1] 292828 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 292828 0
Approval date [1] 292828 0
25/03/2015
Ethics approval number [1] 292828 0
2015-020
Ethics committee name [2] 292829 0
University of Notre Dame Australia HREC
Ethics committee address [2] 292829 0
19 Mouat Street, Fremantle, WA 6959
Ethics committee country [2] 292829 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [2] 292829 0
Approval date [2] 292829 0
26/02/2015
Ethics approval number [2] 292829 0
015007F

Summary
Brief summary
This project aims to develop and test a nurse-led model of survivorship care for lymphoma survivors.
You may be eligible to join this study if you are over 18 years, have completed first line chemotherapy treatment for new Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or second line curative intent autologous transplant and have no evidence of lymphoma on PET scan.
Participants in this study will be randomly allocated (by chance) to one of two groups. Participants in one group will continue to receive usual follow-up care with their haematologist. Participants in the other group will take part in an evidenced-based survivorship clinic that will provide tailored care to meet the informational and practical needs of lymphoma cancer patients who have completed active treatment. The nurse-led lymphoma survivorship clinic intervention will involve three 1 hour face-to-face structured interviews that will occur over a 6 month period. These will involve discussion and delivery of a survivorship care plan, treatment summary and resource pack.
Participants in both groups will be asked to complete a number of questionnaires at baseline, 3 months and 6 months in order to evaluate unmet informational and practical needs, depression, anxiety, stress, coping and self-empowerment. The findings from this study will add to a limited body of knowledge in this cancer survivor group and make a significant contribution to the planning and delivery of survivorship care.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
PUBLICATIONS
1. Taylor K, Chan RJ, Monterosso L (2015) Models of survivorship care provision in adult patients with haematological cancer: an integrative literature review. Supportive Care in Cancer, Feb 2015
2. Taylor K, Monterosso L, 2014. Survivorship care plans [SPC] and treatment summaries [TS] in haematology cancer survivorship. Oncology Nursing Forum, May 2015
3. Taylor K, Monterosso L, 2016, Systematic review of the tools used to assess the informational and practical needs of acute leukaemia and lymphoma survivors. The Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, June 2016
4. Taylor K, Joske D, Bulsara M, Bulsara C, Monterosso L, 2015. Protocol for the care after lymphoma (CALy) trial: a phase II pilot randomised controlled trial of a lymphoma nurse-led model of survivorship care. British Medical Journal open access, 18 May 2016
5. Taylor K, Bulsara M, Monterosso L, 2018. Test-retest reliability if the Short-From Survivor Unmet Needs Survey. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, February 2018
6. Taylor K, Monterosso L, Bulsara C, 2018. Qualitative results from a phase II pilot randomised controlled trial of a lymphoma nurse-led model of survivorship care. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, February 2018

PRESENTATIONS
1. Taylor K. Integrative Literature Review of the Tools used to assess the Informational and Practical Needs of Acute Leukaemia and Lymphoma Survivors. Annual Scientific HAA (Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis) Annual Meeting, Perth, October 2014 (poster presentation).
2. Taylor K. Integrative Literature Review of the Tools used to assess the Informational and Practical Needs of Acute Leukaemia and Lymphoma Survivors. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) 41st Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, December 2014 (poster presentation).
3. Taylor K. Integrative Literature Review of the Tools used to assess the Informational and Practical Needs of Acute Leukaemia and Lymphoma Survivors. World Cancer Conference, Melbourne, December 2014 (e-poster and presentation).
4. Taylor K, Monterosso L. Systematic review of the tools used to assess the informational and practical needs of acute leukaemia and lymphoma survivors. Science on the Swan Inaugural Conference, Perth, April 2015 (poster presentation)
5. Taylor K. Survivorship care plans [SPC] and treatment summaries [TS] in haematology cancer survivorship. Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) 18th Winter Congress, Perth, June 2015 (poster presentation)
6. Taylor K. Lymphoma survivorship. Oncology Nurses and Pharmacists Interest Group (ONPIG), Perth, August 2015 (oral presentation)
7. Taylor K. Lymphoma Survivorship. Leukaemia Foundation Conference, Perth, September 2015 (oral presentation)
8. Taylor K. Systematic Review of the tools used to assess the informational and practical needs of acute leukaemia and lymphoma survivors. Nursing Leadership Conference, Perth, November 2015 (poster presentation)
9. Taylor K. Survivorship care plans and treatment summaries in adult patients with haematological cancer: An integrative literature review. Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference, Perth, November 2015 (poster presentation)
10. Taylor K. Effect of a nurse-led lymphoma survivorship clinic: A pilot randomised controlled trial. WA Clinical Oncology Group Psycho-Oncology Symposium, Perth, November 2015 (Oral Presentation).
11. Taylor K. Haematology Survivorship Research Presentation. School of Nursing and Midwifery UNDA Research Symposium, Fremantle, June 2016 (awarded best overall oral presentation)
12. Taylor K. Joske D, Bulsara M, Bulsara C, Monterosso L. Development of a phase II pilot randomised controlled trial of a lymphoma nurse-led model of survivorship care: Care After Lymphoma (CALy) Trial. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Conference, Adelaide 23-25 June 2016 (E-Poster Presentation)
13. Taylor K. Development of a Survivorship Care Plan and Treatment Summary for Lymphoma survivors. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Annual Meeting, Adelaide, June 2016 (E-poster)
14. Taylor K. Development of a Survivorship Care Plan and Treatment Summary for Lymphoma Survivors. 8th International Congress on Innovations in Nursing (ICIN), Perth, November 2016 (oral presentation)
15. Taylor K. Survivorship Research. Institute of Health Research UNDA symposium , Fremantle. December 2016 (oral presentation)
16. Taylor K. Development of a Survivorship Care Plan and Treatment Summary for Lymphoma Survivors. COSA Survivorship2017. (Poster presentation) February 2017
17. Taylor, K. Survivorship case studies. Haematology X conference, Melbourne. July 2017
18. Taylor, K. Development of a pilot randomised controlled trial: lymphoma nurse-led model of survivorship care. Nursing and Midwifery Leadership conference, Perth. November 2017
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 57246 0
Prof Leanne Monterosso
Address 57246 0
The University of Notre Dame Australia
PO Box 1225 Fremantle, WA 6959
Country 57246 0
Australia
Phone 57246 0
+ 61 8 9433 0103
Fax 57246 0
+ 61 8 9433 0227
Email 57246 0
Leannne.Monterosso@nd.edu.au
Contact person for public queries
Name 57247 0
Ms Karen Taylor
Address 57247 0
WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network
189 Royal Street East Perth. WA 6004
Country 57247 0
Australia
Phone 57247 0
+ 61 8 92220202
Fax 57247 0
Email 57247 0
Karen.Taylor@health.wa.gov.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 57248 0
Ms Karen Taylor
Address 57248 0
WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network
189 Royal Street East Perth. WA 6004
Country 57248 0
Australia
Phone 57248 0
+ 61 8 92220202
Fax 57248 0
Email 57248 0
Karen.Taylor@health.wa.gov.au

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