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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.date.accessioned2020-07-07T00:25:28Z
dc.date.available2020-07-07T00:25:28Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0961-5423
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ecc.13132
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/395203
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.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Care
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28
dc.relation.urihttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/NHMRC/GNT1152217
dc.relation.grantIDGNT1152217
dc.relation.fundersNHMRC
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3211
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsOncology
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)
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-06-22
dc.date.updated2020-07-07T00:24:24Z
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gro.griffith.authorOwnsworth, Tamara
gro.griffith.authorChambers, Suzanne K.
gro.griffith.authorConlon, Elizabeth G.


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