Sister Survivor: Improving the Survivorship Care of African-American Women With Breast Cancer
I. To evaluate the ability of peer navigation (PN) to improve understanding of survivorship
care planning (SCP) at 3 months.
II. To promote adherence to the SCP schedule of follow-up examinations at 12 months.
I. To evaluate the effect of PN on change from baseline in medical efficacy, preparedness
for life as new survivor, and physical and health related QOL at 3 months.
OUTLINE: PNs are trained on medical issues and resources, and SCP. Participants are then
randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
ARM I: Participants receive 4 PN sessions tailored to their needs followed by a 6 month
booster session and American Cancer Society (ACS) materials.
ARM II: Participants receive ACS materials.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 3 and 12 months.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Ability of peer navigation to improve understanding of SCP
Chi-square and t-tests will be used to compare the baseline characteristics of subjects randomized to PN intervention vs control. For subjects in the intervention arm, the number of navigation sessions received will be reported, and correlated factors will be explored. The number of subjects navigated per PN will also be reported. Nonevaluable and evaluable subjects (defined at 3 and 12 months) will be compared. Site of care will be handled as a cluster level variable in generalized linear mixed (GLM) regression models.
At 3 months
City of Hope Medical Center
United States: Federal Government
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