CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · South Asian J Cancer 2023; 12(04): 384-389
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1764377
Original Article
Supportive Care

Development and Validation of Palliative Care Bundle for Advanced Gallbladder Cancer “PALLICR”

Kusum K. Rohilla
1   College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Deoghar, India
C Vasantha Kalyani
1   College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Deoghar, India
Amit Gupta
2   Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India
Sweety Gupta
3   Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India
Manoj Gupta
3   Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India
Nirmal Matella
4   Art of Living, Rishikesh, India
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Funding The research project was a funded project from UCOST, Dehradun with reference to letter no. UCS & T/R & D-03/20-21/19062.


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Background The aim of this study was to develop and validate a comprehensive palliative care bundle “PALLICR” for advanced gallbladder cancer (GBC) patients.

Materials and Methods The present study was an exploratory study with instrument validation design which was conducted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India. A total of 25 advance cancer patients were selected using the purposive sampling technique.

Results The newly developed PALLICR bundle consists of six items under three subfactors, that is, functional recovery, resilience, and quality of life. The final version of bundle with six items of PALLICR bundle was validated and showed a good fit to provide palliative care to advanced GBC patients. Standardized scales, that is, palliative care outcome scale, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer quality-of-life scale for patients and caregiver strain index for caregivers were used for evaluation of PALLICR bundle effectiveness.

Conclusion PALLICR bundle is valid and reliable methods to provide palliative care to advanced GBC patients.


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