Cervical Cancer Survivorship Among African-, European-, and Latina-American Survivors
OBJECTIVES: I. To evaluate the utility of the 6 telephone sessions (low intensity: LiTx) and
8 telephone sessions (high intensity: HiTx) plus Survivorship Booklet designed to educate
and improve awareness of the physical and psychological impact of cancer and increase
knowledge of appropriate medical and psychosocial resources for women with cervical cancer.
II. To evaluate the utility of the telephone sessions (LiTx and HiTx) designed to improve
psychological functioning (decrease depression and anxiety) of women with cervical cancer.
III. To evaluate the utility of the telephone sessions (LiTx and HiTx) designed to improve
social functioning (family support and communication).
OUTLINE: Patients are clinically assigned to 1 of 2 groups. GROUP I: Patients receive a
survivorship booklet in the mail that contains information about cervical cancer. Patients
then receive a follow-up telephone call at 3 months to clarify any issues relevant to the
survivorship booklet. GROUP II: Patients are randomly assigned to receive either 6 or 8
weekly telephone sessions that address managing medical issues, health education, and cancer
resources; balancing emotions and managing stress; coping skills and problem solving; family
and social concerns; relational, intimacy, and sexual concerns; and financial and employment
concerns. Patients also receive a survivorship booklet as in group I.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Utility of a psychosocial intervention in educating and improving awareness of the physical and psychological impact of cancer and in increasing knowledge about appropriate medical and psychosocial resources for cervical cancer survivors
12 months after study initiation
Kimlin Ashing-Giwa, PhD
City of Hope Medical Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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