Skip to main content

Table 3 Overview of methods to assess feasibility, acceptability and perceived effectiveness of the EPHECT intervention

From: Is early integration of palliative home care in oncology treatment feasible and acceptable for advanced cancer patients and their health care providers? A phase 2 mixed-methods study

MEASURES METHOD INDICATORS
Feasibility study procedures Logbooks researcher & data nurse
Electronic patient file
Inclusion procedure
Drop out & time of death
Questionnaires
• Missings
• Responses at baseline and follow-up
Feasibility & acceptability intervention Quantitative:
• Logbooks Omega
• Record of time spent on topics of the semi-structured guide in electronic patient file
• Record of interprofessional contact in electronic patient file
Qualitative:
• Interviews with patients and family caregivers, GPs and oncologists
• Focus group with PHC team
Quantitative:
• Amount and content of visits
• Time spent on topics of the semi-structured guide
• Interprofessional contact
Qualitative:
• Acceptability of the intervention components
• Suggestions for improvement
Preliminary and perceived effectiveness Quantitative:
• Questionnaires filled in by patients and family caregivers at baseline and follow-up at 12, 18 and 24 weeks
Qualitative:
• Interviews with patients and family caregivers
Quantitative:
• Patient
o Quality of life (EORTC QLQ C-30)
o Mood (HADS)
o Disease insight
• Family caregiver
o Satisfaction with care (FAMCARE)
o Mood (HADS)
o Disease insight
Qualitative:
• Patients’ and family caregivers’ perceived effects of the EPHECT intervention
\