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Effect of Counseling on Psychological Stress Amongst Women Felt to be at High Risk for Breast Cancer Development


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18 Years
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Not Enrolling
Female
Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

Effect of Counseling on Psychological Stress Amongst Women Felt to be at High Risk for Breast Cancer Development


Patients referred to the Baystate Comprehensive Breast Center High-Risk Clinic wil, after
giving consent, complete an intake evaluation of breast cancer risk, the patient's
perceptions of breast cancer development risk, and the Brief Symptom Inventory-18. Physician
history, physical and counseling then takes place, with sharing of risk estimates based on
modified Gail model and Myriad tables regarding breast cancer risk and probability of
BRCA1/2 mutation. After counseling, patients complete another assessment of risk perception
and BSI-18, and again 2 months and 1 year post counseling. Recommendations for hormonal
management and referral for formal genetic evaluation and testing will be tracked.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Attendance at High-risk Clinic

- Ability to complete BSI-18 and risk perception questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis of invasive breast cancer

- Diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Additional Descriptors: Psychosocial, Observational Model: Defined Population, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Prospective

Principal Investigator

Wilson C Mertens, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Baystate Regional Cancer Program/Baystate Medical Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

03-159

NCT ID:

NCT00381927

Start Date:

August 2003

Completion Date:

April 2006

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Risk
  • Counseling
  • Prevention
  • Anxiety
  • BRCA1 mutation
  • BRCA2 mutation
  • Tamoxifen
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Stress, Psychological

Name

Location

Comprehensive Breast CenterSpringfield, Massachusetts  01199