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The trial is testing an investigator-developed decision support tool for surrogate decision makers for stroke patients that are unable to make medical decisions for themselves.

A historical usual care control group will be enrolled during tool development. The tool will then be tested in surrogates of hospitalized stroke patients.


Clinical Trial Description

Decision support tools, specifically recommended in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, have been shown to improve the quality of decisions and reduce burden on the decision maker in multiple clinical settings, yet almost none have focused on life-sustaining treatments in acute critical illness such as stroke. This study proposes a comprehensive frame shift in how the health care team and surrogates collaborate on decisions regarding life-sustaining treatments for acute illness, by developing a tailored web-based stroke decision support intervention. This web-based tool will be developed for use by the surrogate decision maker during the acute stroke hospitalization and will be designed to facilitate high quality patient-centered decisions and minimize adverse effects on the surrogate.

The two project phases are: 1) Decision support intervention development; and 2) Pilot testing in surrogates of hospitalized stroke patients. A novel ordinal prognostic model will be developed and incorporated into the tool.

The project expects 25 surrogate-patient pairs in the control group, and 25 surrogate-patient pairs in the intervention group, which equals a total of 100 subjects. ;


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NCT number NCT03427645
Study type Interventional
Source University of Michigan
Contact Darin Zahuranec, MD
Phone 734-936-9075
Email zdarin@med.umich.edu
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date February 8, 2018
Completion date January 2020

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