The Impact of Hospital Hospitality Houses (HHH) Programs on the Quality of Life and Mood of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HCT) Patients and Their Caregivers


About this study

The aim of this study is to measure the differences in quality of life and mood of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) patients and their caregivers staying at a hospital hospitality house (HHH), such as the Gift of Life Transplant House, the Help in Healing Home, and the Gabriel House of Care versus staying at a hotel/rental apartment or house. The goal is to investigate if staying in a HHH, with its different environment and support systems and programs, has a positive impact on the quality of life (QOL) and mood of patients undergoing a HCT and their caregivers.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inlcusion Criteria:

  • Patient and caregiver must be age 18 or older
  • Patient must be undergoing a HCT at a Mayo Clinic facility
  • Patient and caregiver must be able to read and understand questions in English or Spanish (forms will be translated into Spanish)
  • Patient must have a caregiver
  • Patient and caregiver must be staying at either a HHH or a hotel-house-apartment
  • Patient and caregiver must be willing to complete all the required forms
  • Patient and caregiver must complete informed consent forms

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Gerardo Colon-Otero, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

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