PoCoG administered studies open to recruitment 2017-18

 
 

PoCoG-2015-101*: Development and pilot testing of an online educational resource for health professionals to improve anxiety and depression screening and referral in cancer patients.  

 

Aim: Development and pilot testing of an online, integrated management system (portal) for a clinical pathway and an online educational resource for health professionals to improve anxiety and depression screening and referral in cancer patients

 

Investigator Team: ADAPT Program Group

Funder: Cancer Institute NSW                   

Recruitment: 12

 

PoCoG-2015-105:* Implementing a sustainable and supported clinical pathway for managing anxiety and depression in cancer patients. A cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate different implementation strategies. (ADAPT Cluster RCT)

 

Aim: A cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the efficacy of a supported, tailored implementation strategy versus a standard implementation strategy for the A & D clinical pathway. Note: this study is part of the CINSW program grant awarded to PoCoG that was developed from PoCoG-2011-04-CRE

 

Investigator Team: ADAPT Program Group

Funder: Cancer Institute NSW

Recruitment: 897

 

*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-2015-106: A pilot trial of the iCanADAPT Advanced Program, an internet Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) for the treatment of depression and anxiety in ambulatory advanced-stage cancer patients

 

Aim: This study is a pilot evaluation of an internet Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) program for the treatment of depression and anxiety in advanced cancer patients and. Note the program name change from ThisWayUpCancer to iCanADAPT.

 

Investigator Team: ADAPT Program Group

Funder: Cancer Institute NSW

Recruitment: 31

 

PoCoG-2016-103: Prevalence and Management of Adjustment Disorder in cancer patients

 

Aim: This is a survey of psychologists and psychiatrists treating cancer patients to determine their approach to identifying, diagnosing, and treating adjustment disorder.  This is the first step in developing a standard protocol for management of adjustment disorder in this population.

 

Investigator Team: PoCoG Adjustment Disorder Working Group

Recruitment: 78

 

PoCoG-2016-104: Exploring barriers and facilitators to community-based delivery of psycho-oncology treatment as part of a shared-care model with oncology services

 

Aim: The aim of this study is to explore the potential of a shared care model to deliver psychooncology care to patients with cancer. More specifically, we are seeking clinicians’ perspectives around the acceptability, feasibility, barriers and enablers to a model of care where specialist hospital based psychooncology clinicians link in with community based clinical psychologists and general practitioners to deliver CBT and psychotropic medication to patients with anxiety and depression (Note: health professionals not patients)

 

Investigator Team: PoCoG Depression Working Group

Recruitment: 25

 

PoCoG-2016-107: Cancer-specific Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - development and evaluation of a manualised therapy

 

Aim: The aim of this study is to develop a cancer-specific Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) depression manualised treatment and explore its acceptability to clinical psychologists delivering depression care to patients with cancer. (NOTE: Health professionals not patients)

 

Investigator Team: PoCoG Depression Working Group

Recruitment: 12