Last updated on June 2019

Perioperative Ostomy Self-Management Telehealth for Cancer Patients and Family Caregivers

Brief description of study

This phase II trial studies how well Perioperative Ostomy Self-Management Telehealth (Periop-OSMT) provides patients and their caregivers information about ostomy and ostomy care. Periop-OSMT may help to understand patient preparedness to do ostomy self-care, confidence in doing ostomy self-care, knowledge of ostomy self-care, quality of life, mood, use of medical services, and financial burden.

Detailed Study Description


I. Assess the feasibility and acceptability of the Perioperative Ostomy Self-Management Telehealth (Periop-OSMT) as measured by the percentage of patients and support persons/family caregivers (FCGs) who agree to participate; complete >= 80% of the intervention; and report satisfaction with the intervention (through structured exit interviews).


I. Examine the patterns and trajectories for patient outcomes pre- and post-intervention, including patient activation, self-efficacy, ostomy-related knowledge, health related quality of life (HRQOL), medical care utilization, and financial burden.

II. Examine patterns and trajectories for support person/FCG outcomes pre- and post-intervention, including quality of life (QOL).

III. Using qualitative methods, evaluate the acceptability of the intervention as reported by participants.


Patients and/or support persons/family caregivers complete Periop-OSMT session in-person or via telephone over 20-40 minutes before surgery and before hospital discharge and group telehealth session over 1.5-2 hours at weeks 1-3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 post discharge.

After completion of study intervention, participants are followed up for 6 months.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03970070

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