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Randomized Controlled Trial of a Video Decisions Support Tool for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Decision Making in Advanced Cancer (JCO; 2012)

Volandes AE, Brandeis GH, Davis AD, Paasche-Orlow MK, Gillick MR, Chang Y, Walker-Corker ES, Mann E, Mitchell SL. A randomized controlled trial of a goals-of-care video for elderly patients admitted to skilled nursing facilities. J Palliat Med. 2012 May 4

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Protocol

  1. 6 minute video of the Goals of Care
  2. Randomized controlled trial of 101 elderly patients admitted to a skilled nursing facility
  3. Developed and edited with an expert panel of geriatricians

Viewing Experience

Comfort with the Video: 90% of participants were comfortable watching the video.  86% of subjects would recommend the video to other patients.

Preferences

Verbal Arm: 33% wanted Life Prolonging Care. 8% wanted Limited Care, 57% wanted Comfort Care.

Video Arm: 12% wanted Life Prolonging Care. 8% wanted Limited Care, 80% wanted Comfort Care.

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Goals-of-Care Video for Elderly Patients Admitted to Skilled Nursing Facilities

Volandes AE, Brandeis GH, Davis AD, Paasche-Orlow MK, Gillick MR, Chang Y, Walker-Corker ES, Mann E, Mitchell SL. A randomized controlled trial of a goals-of-care video for elderly patients admitted to skilled nursing facilities. J Palliat Med. 2012 May 4

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Protocol

  1. 6 minute video of the Goals of Care
  2. Randomized controlled trial of 101 elderly patients admitted to a skilled nursing facility
  3. Developed and edited with an expert panel of geriatricians

Viewing Experience

Comfort with the Video: 90% of participants were comfortable watching the video.  86% of subjects would recommend the video to other patients.

Preferences

Verbal Arm: 33% wanted Life Prolonging Care. 8% wanted Limited Care, 57% wanted Comfort Care.

Video Arm: 12% wanted Life Prolonging Care. 8% wanted Limited Care, 80% wanted Comfort Care.

What Patients Think

would recommend the video to others

Comfortable watching the video

Find the video helpful.

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