Comparison of a Web-based Advance Directive to a Standard Advance Directive

2018-09-25 05:47:13 | BioPortfolio


This study will compare a web-based advance directive to a standard advance directive.


Patients with GI and thoracic malignancies will be randomized to either a standard paper advance directive or the web advance directive ( Patients will be approached in the Cancer Center and provided the AD information to complete on their own. They will complete a survey at enrollment and a follow up survey administered by email. The primary endpoint will be proportion with new documentation in the EHR at 8 weeks. Second endpoints will include the change in satisfaction with end-of-life plans, AD acceptability, self-reported rates of completion, self-reported rate of sharing with their preferred surrogate decision-maker, proportion with new documentation of preferred decision-maker in the chart, and qualitative feedback. Patients in both groups will receive follow up reminder emails encouraging them to complete the advance directive.

Study Design


GI Cancer


Web platform for advance care planning/advance directive, Standard advance directive


Not yet recruiting


University of Pennsylvania

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-09-25T05:47:13-0400

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Compliance by health personnel or proxies with the stipulations of ADVANCE DIRECTIVES (or similar directives such as RESUSCITATION ORDERS) when patients are unable to direct their own care.

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