The ATTUNE Study: Feasibility of Patient-Reported Outcomes for Lung Cancer

Project Details

Measuring patient outcomes is recognised as an important step in improving health care. Outcomes that matter to patients, such as time to return to work, functional performance, quality of life, mental health and relationships are often ignored in health system delivery.  However, collecting outcome data from patients over a long period of time is challenging and potentially costly. This study sets out to: 1) develop a hospital based PRO data collection framework, and 2) pilot and evaluate the feasibility of collecting of PRO’s from the perspective of patients and multidisciplinary clinicians.

Researchers

  • Prof Mei Krishnasamy, Chair in Cancer Nursing, Department of Nursing & Centre for Cancer Research, University of Melbourne; VCCC Research and Education Lead – Cancer Nursing (Principal Investigator)
  • Natasha Moloczij, Project Manager, Department of Cancer Experiences Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VCCC; Department of Nursing University of Melbourne;
  • Dr David Ball, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Head of the Lung Service, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VCCC.
  • Dr Ben Solomon, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VCCC.
  • Dr Linda Mileshkin, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VCCC.
  • Mary Duffy, Advanced Practice Nurse, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Lung Service, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VCCC.

Funding

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Foundation

Research Group

Cancer Nursing Research



Faculty Research Themes

Cancer

School Research Themes

Cancer Survivorship, Practice and service improvement, Recovery and Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Nursing

Unit / Centre

Cancer Nursing Research