Pediatric Oncology Prognostic Communication (POPC) codebook

Developers: Kaye, 2021

Year of publication: 2021

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Pediatric Oncology

Restriction to setting(s): Pediatric Oncology

Target group: Pediatric Oncologists

Language(s): English


Specific constructs/behaviours:

Communication strategies to share prognostic information, specifically:
(1) assessing prognostic understanding
(2) prognostic uncertainty
(3) disease changing for the worse
(4) best- and worst-case scenarios
(5) survival time
(6) curability

Tool topics:

Information giving / providing information / explanation and planning
Triadic / family consultations

Intended application: Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Kaye, E. C., Stall, M., Woods, C., Velrajan, S., Gattas, M., Lemmon, M., ... & Mack, J. W. (2021). Prognostic communication between oncologists and parents of children with advanced cancer. Pediatrics, 147(6).

Reference links:

Tool/manual available: Yes. (Codebook provided in supplemental materials)