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Early palliative care for patients with advanced cancer: a cluster-randomised controlled trial.



Key Questions Addressed
1 Guiding Question 1: In each of the palliative care domains, what palliative care assessment tools exist and have been evaluated in palliative care populations and/or settings?
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2 Guiding Question 2: What is the state of current research on the reliability, validity, responsiveness, and usability of these assessment tools?
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3 Guiding Question 3: What data exist regarding the application of these tools specifically in clinical care, as quality indicators, or for evaluation of interventions?
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4 Guiding Question 4: What are the key gaps in tool development and evaluation and what are the opportunities for future research?
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Title Early palliative care for patients with advanced cancer: a cluster-randomised controlled trial.
Author Zimmermann C., Swami N., Krzyzanowska M., Hannon B., Leighl N., Oza A., Moore M., Rydall A., Rodin G., Tannock I., Donner A., Lo C.
Country Division of Medical Oncology and Haematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address: camilla.zimmermann@uhn.ca.
Year 2014
Numbers Pubmed ID: 24559581

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