At-Home Support for Rural Women Using Group Video Calling
I. To examine whether delivering at-home professionally-led breast cancer support using
group video calling is feasible, acceptable and satisfactory for women in rural northern
II. To evaluate the feasibility of using on-line tools to recruit, screen, treat, and assess
this population for a subsequent randomized clinical trial.
III. Assess whether the rate of recruitment of women in this region in this study using
predominantly on-line means of recruitment can be improved over that of the previous study
using predominantly face-to-face means of recruitment.
I. Estimate effect size changes in measures of quality of life (post-traumatic stress
disorder symptoms, depression symptoms, perceived stress, and positive states of mind),
satisfaction with social support, and self-efficacy for coping with cancer.
II. Prescribe sample size. III. Perform I and II for all of these outcomes.
OUTLINE: Participants are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
ARM I (experimental arm): Participants complete at-home group video calling sessions for 1
1/2 hours once weekly for 8 weeks.
ARM II (control arm): Participants receive an educational workbook journal.
After completion of study treatment, participants are followed up for 1 week.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Feasibility of the study protocol as determined primarily through qualitative analysis of the group sessions and the interview data
The major criterion for determining feasibility is to determine whether we can recruit rural women with breast cancer more rapidly using predominantly on-line procedures in this study than in our previous study that predominantly used face-to-face procedures. The qualitative data for determining the feasibility will be collected during the at-home group video calling sessions and from women's interviews conducted at the end of the study. Will be assessed using mixed methods.
At 1 week post-intervention
United States: Institutional Review Board
|Stanford University Cancer Institute||Stanford, California 94305|
|Sierra Streams Institute||Nevada City, California 95959|