Childhood Cancer Survivor Program to Empower Action in Care
The proposed study includes three aims: intervention development using focus groups,
intervention refinement based upon a pre-pilot, and a randomized controlled pilot study of
the final intervention. All participants are adult survivors of childhood cancer, males and
females from three ethnic backgrounds (Black, Hispanic, White). The randomized control
pilot is designed to assess the acceptibility/feasibility of a community-based intervention
to engage childhood cancer survivors more actively in cancer follow-up care. Pilot data on
outcome measures will provide data parameters (e.g. means and variances of groups) for
accurate power analyses and sample size calculation to support a subsequent efficacy trial.
Relevance: This project is a critical initial step towards addressing systemic problems in
transition of care and has the potential to decrease morbidity of adult childhood cancer
Outcomes include: knowledge of late effects and follow-up care, uncertainty related to 1)
relapse, 2) secondary cancers, and 3) late effects, perceived efficacy to communicate with
physician, access to childhood medical records, self-efficacy to obtain medical records, and
the number of completed health care visits at a six month follow-up interview.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
scheduling a survivorship visit
Patient report of setting up an appointment at one of the three long-term follow-up clinics in Chicago or setting up an appointment with a physician who is working on a survivorship plan with the patient.
United States: Institutional Review Board
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