Adherence to Endocrine Therapy in Women With Breast Cancer in Clinical Practice Settings
- To examine the relationship between adherence to endocrine therapy and variables from
the Health Belief Model (i.e., perceived risk, barriers to and benefits of adherence,
and cues to action such as physician recommendation) as well as measures of patient's
perceptions of patient- and family-centered care in women with estrogen
receptor-positive stage I-IIIA breast cancer.
OUTLINE: Patients complete a 15 minute questionnaire on-line or by mail comprising questions
of demographic and medical variables (i.e., age, race/ethnicity, marital and educational
status, and medication side effects) as well as health beliefs and selected aspects of
patient- and family-centered care. Data collected from the questionnaire will be stored in
an Excel database.
Patient's medical records are reviewed for information about the time since diagnosis, tumor
characteristics, treatment, and comorbidity.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Adherence to endocrine therapy
at 5 yrs
Lois C. Friedman, PhD
Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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