Quality of Life With Esophageal Stent Trial

2014-08-27 03:16:51 | BioPortfolio


The aim of this study is to compare, specialist nurse home visits in patients with inoperable cancer in the esophagus or cardia, who are palliated with Self Expanding Metal Stent, to standard patient contact with regards to quality of life, number and character of reinterventions and cost-effectiveness.


The aim of this study is to compare, specialist nurse home visits in patients with inoperable cancer in the esophagus or gastro-esophageal junction (cardia), who are palliated with Self Expanding Metal Stent, to standard patient contact with regards to quality of life, number and character of reinterventions and cost-effectiveness.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Esophageal Cancer


Home visits, standard


Afd A, OUH




Odense University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:51-0400

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Visits to the patient's home by professional personnel for the purpose of diagnosis and/or treatment.

Visits made by patients to health service providers' offices for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.

Nursing care given to an individual in the home. The care may be provided by a family member or a friend. Home nursing as care by a non-professional is differentiated from HOME CARE SERVICES provided by professionals: visiting nurse, home health agencies, hospital, or other organized community group.

A nursing specialty in which skilled nursing care is provided to patients in their homes by registered or licensed practical NURSES. Home health nursing differs from HOME NURSING in that home health nurses are licensed professionals, while home nursing involves non-professional caregivers.

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