PoCoG ADMINISTERED Studies - CONCEPTS Developed 2017-18

 

*PoCoG-2015-108: Understanding the barriers and facilitators of referral of patients to online therapy programs amongst health professionals at hospital-based cancer clinics

 

Aim: The primary objective of this pilot study is to ascertain user acceptance of an integration of iCanADAPT an internet Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) program for the treatment of depression and anxiety in advanced cancer patients with the ADAPT portal

 

Investigator Team: ADAPT Program Group

Status: In development

 

*PoCoG-2015-109: iCanADAPT Integration effectiveness trial

 

Aim: This study is a phase III study to establish the effectiveness of iCanADAPT an internet Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) program for the treatment of depression and anxiety in both early and advanced cancer patients when introduced as part of routine care

 

Investigator Team: ADAPT Program Group

Status: In development

 

*These studies form part of the development of the ADAPT Program: A sustainable and supported clinical pathway for managing anxiety and depression in cancer patients: Developing and evaluating components and testing implementation strategies

 

PoCoG-2016-101+: Collaborative care in the management of clinical depression in cancer care: A pragmatic randomised control trial in the community (PRaCTICe): Transforming the clinical management of depression in cancer patients

 

Aim: to implement an innovative model of care to increase cancer patients’ access to evidence-based treatment for depression and evaluate the effectiveness of the model in treating depression. The project transforms traditional, specialist-delivered care into a model of community-based care, in which primary health care providers and community psychologists, mentored by specialists, deliver timely and accessible patient-focused care

 

Investigator Team: PoCoG Depression working Group

Status: Awaiting Funding

 

PoCoG-2016-105+: A National Survey Exploring How Cancer Health Care Professionals Assess and Manage Anxiety in Patients

 

Aim: The aim of this study is to explore Cancer Health Care Professionals confidence and clinical management practices in dealing with anxiety in their patients.

 

Investigator Team: PoCoG Anxiety Working Group

Status: In development

 

+ These studies form part of the development of the SAC initiated program of work: PoCoG Transforming Psychosocial Care of Patients in Australia: Implementation of a Comprehensive Training and Service Delivery Program

 

PoCoG-2016-108: Increasing service capacity to address patient needs through innovative shared care models – a pilot study

 

Aim: This program aims to support cancer patients with clinical depression by testing a model of shared care that involves hospital-based psycho-oncology staff, community-based clinical psychologists / psychiatrists and GPs. In year one this will involve planning and engagement activities for a pilot program across MPCCC health services.

 

Investigator Team: David Kissane, Danielle Mazza, Head, Alia Kaderbhai, Gary Richardson, Zee Wan Wong, Stephen Ting

Status: In development

 

PoCoG-2016-201: How depressed or anxious cancer patients make help-seeking decisions

 

Aim: To (1) identify theoretically derived factors that influence decision-making underpinning preferences for treatment among patients with cancer and anxiety/ depression; and (2) determine whether the relative importance and influence of patient preferences differs between distressed (sub-clinical) patients and patients with clinical levels of anxiety/ depression.

 

Investigator Team: Joanne Shaw, Phyllis Butow, Haryana Dhillon, Richard De Abreu Lourenco

Status: Pilot funding awarded, Awaiting further funding

 

PoCoG-2018-09: Prioritising fear of cancer recurrence research: a Delphi Consensus survey

 

Aim: The aim of this study is to develop research priorities for the field of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR).

 

Investigator Team: Phyllis Butow, Louise Sharpe, Haryana Dhillon, Joanne Shaw, Lisa Vaccaro

Status: In development