Nuevo Amanecer: Promoting the Psychosocial Health of Latinas
This study will assess the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM)
intervention for newly diagnosed Latina breast cancer patients. In our prior work, the
investigators established the appropriate content of the intervention, the need for early
intervention, and the value of culturally competent peer support. In this study the
investigators will adapt an evidence-based CBSM intervention designed to meet these needs.
This study will use a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design with a wait-listed usual care
control group to adapt the intervention and test its effectiveness in improving breast
cancer specific quality-of-life, and decreasing anxiety and breast cancer specific distress.
The new, adapted intervention will be called "Nuevo Amanecer" (A New Dawn).
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Health Related Quality of Life
We will assess whether any differences between treatment and control groups on quality of life are mediated by changes in cancer coping skills. The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast Quality of Life Instrument (FACT-B), which has five subscales: Physical, Social, Emotional, and Functional Well-Being, as well as Additional Concerns about Breast Cancer will be used to measure quality of life.
Baseline, 3 months, and 6 months
Anna M Napoles, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
United States: Institutional Review Board
|Fountain Valley, California 92708|