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dc.contributor.authorOwnsworth, Tamara
dc.contributor.authorChambers, Suzanne
dc.contributor.authorAitken, Joanne F
dc.contributor.authorFoote, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorPinkham, Mark B
dc.contributor.authorGordon, Louisa G
dc.contributor.authorLock, Gemma
dc.contributor.authorHanley, Brigid
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Tracey
dc.contributor.authorJones, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Julia
dc.contributor.authorShum, David
dc.contributor.authorConlon, Elizabeth
dc.description.abstractObjective: There is a lack of research on interventions that address the specific psychosocial needs of people with brain tumour and their families. This paper describes the protocol for a pragmatic randomised control trial (RCT) evaluating the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the Making Sense of Brain Tumour program delivered via telehealth (Tele-MAST) relative to standard care. Methods: The 148 adults with primary brain tumour will be randomly allocated to the 10-session Tele-MAST videoconferencing program or standard care from a cancer counselling service. The primary outcome is level of depression and secondary outcomes are quality of life, mental health and incremental cost per quality-adjusted life year. The mental health and quality of life of family members will also be assessed. Assessments will be conducted at pre-intervention, post-intervention (primary endpoint), 6-weeks post-intervention and 6-months post-intervention. The main analysis will determine whether the Tele-MAST intervention is more effective than standard care at post-intervention, and whether these effects are sustained at follow-up. Conclusion: Results will indicate whether the Tele-MAST program is associated with better clinical outcomes and is more cost-effective than existing cancer support services. Such outcomes will contribute to effective and accessible psychosocial care for the brain tumour population.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Care
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and carcinogenesis
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Care Sciences & Services
dc.titleEvaluation of a telehealth psychological support intervention for people with primary brain tumour and their family members: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationOwnsworth, T; Chambers, S; Aitken, JF; Foote, M; Pinkham, MB; Gordon, LG; Lock, G; Hanley, B; Gardner, T; Jones, S; Robertson, J; Shum, D; Conlon, E, Evaluation of a telehealth psychological support intervention for people with primary brain tumour and their family members: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, European Journal of Cancer Care, 2019, 28 (4)
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gro.griffith.authorOwnsworth, Tamara
gro.griffith.authorChambers, Suzanne K.
gro.griffith.authorConlon, Elizabeth G.

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