Medical Physics Direct Patient Care for the Improvement of Patient Understanding of Care

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    Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Updated on 20 October 2022
radiation oncology
cancer treatment
primary cancer
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This phase II trial studies how well medical physics direct patient care works in improving patients' understanding of their cancer treatment. Providing direct physicist-patient interactions and answering patients' questions about their cancer treatment may help patients to understand the care and therefore reduce anxiety and distress during treatment.



I. To evaluate whether the Medical Physics Direct Patient Care Initiative (MPDPCI) improves anxiety/distress.


II. To assess whether the MPDPCI improves patient treatment adherence and overall satisfaction.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.

ARM I: Patients receive printed materials describing the technical aspects of their treatment.

ARM II: Patients receive printed materials as in Arm I. Patients also receive a minimum of 2 direct physicist interactions to describe the technical aspects of their treatment either immediately prior to or immediately after treatment simulation.

Condition Malignant Neoplasm
Treatment questionnaire administration, informational intervention, Counseling
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04266522
SponsorBarbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Last Modified on20 October 2022

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