PCRC Data Available for Secondary Analysis

The PCRC has the following de-identified datasets available for secondary analysis in the PCRC Data Repository

 Statin Discontinuation

  • Multisite randomized trial of continuing versus discontinuing statins
  • Primary objective: to determine, among patients with life-limiting illness, if there is a difference in the proportion who die within 60 days after enrollment between patients for whom statins are discontinued versus patients who are maintained on the medication
  • Secondary objectives: overall survival, important CVD events, QOL, symptoms, performance status (Karnofsky), polypharmacy, satisfaction with care, costs
  • Total N: 381, 15 study sites

Best Supportive Care

  • Implementation of consensus-based standards for best supportive care in a clinical trial: a pilot study
  • Primary objective: using clinician behavior intervention checklist (BSC), test the feasibility of thorough documentation of BSC delivery
  • Secondary: estimate variance in the BSC checklist completion; assess provider satisfaction with BSC; evaluate differences in patient experience before and after introduction of the BSC checklist
  • Total N: 41 patients and 23 providers, 4 study sites

Reducing End-of-Life Symptoms with Touch (REST)

  • Massage therapy versus simple touch to improve pain and mood in patients with advanced cancer: a randomized trial
  • Ann Intern Med.2008 Sep 16;149(6):369-79.
  • To evaluate the efficacy of massage for decreasing pain and symptom distress and improving quality of life among persons with advanced cancer
  • Repeated measures, six 30-minute massage or simple-touch sessions over 2 weeks
  • 380 adults with advanced cancer who were experiencing moderate-to-severe pain; 90% were enrolled in hospice
  • Total N: 380 patients, 15 hospice study sites

Please use the form below if you are interested in requesting PCRC data for secondary analyses.

Submit the completed form and requested materials to:
Kathryn.Colborn@ucdenver.edu and Rachael.Kendrick@ucdenver.edu

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