Technology-enhanced Transitional Palliative Care for Family Caregivers


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 17-005188
    NCT ID: NCT03339271
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 17-005188

About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect and cost of technology-enhanced transitional palliative care on family caregivers who provide care to a loved one at home after a hospitalization.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult family caregiver of adult patient hospitalized at Mayo Clinic-Rochester.
  • Receives in-hospital palliative care consult.
  • Patient and family caregiver lives in a Minnesota or Iowa county that is designated as medically under-served or rural area.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient's hospital discharge disposition includes long-term placement (>2 weeks) in a skilled nursing or hospice facility.
  • Patients who live in Rochester, Minnesota. (Rochester, Minnesota is not considered a medically under served or rural area.).
  • Patients with left ventricular assistive devices, documented chronic pain, use of home infusion pain pumps, or documented addictive behaviors.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Joan Griffin, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Jodie Cogswell


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