New Publication from DC CFAR Investigators, Maureen Lyon, PhD, and Lawrence D'Angelo, MD, MPH

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April 06, 2017

DC CFAR Investigators, Maureen Lyon, PhD, and Lawrence D'Angelo, MD, MPH, along with their colleagues have published an article in AIDS Care entitled, "A randomized clinical trial of adolescents with HIV/AIDS: pediatric advance care planning".

This article discusses the three month outcomes of a study to determine if pediatric advance care planning (pACP) increases adolescent/ family congruence in end-of-life treatment preferences longitudinally.  This longitudinal, single-blinded, multi-site, randomized controlled trial was conducted in six pediatric hospital-based HIV-clinics, located in high HIV mortality cities.  The study found overall treatment preference agreement among pACP dyads was high immediately post-intervention, but decreased over time. In contrast, treatment agreement among control dyads was low and remained low over time. 

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