Pilot Evaluation of Hospice Decision Support Tools

2019-01-11 10:53:11 | BioPortfolio


The goal of this project is to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a hospice decision aid among a diverse population of older adults at multiple stages of illness (Aim 1) and to determine the preliminary efficacy of the hospice decision aid on decision quality, hospice knowledge, and values-concordance (Aim 2). By testing the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a novel hospice PtDA in a diverse population of older adults, additionally the study will simultaneously explore barriers to PtDA implementation in both an outpatient primary care and inpatient palliative care setting. The study will also gather sufficient pilot data to support a subsequent effectiveness/implementation trial and thus address the absence of quality of SDM interventions for end-of-life care decision-making.

Study Design




Hospice Decision Aids


University of Colorado Denver
United States




University of Colorado, Denver

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