Reducing Work Disability in Breast Cancer Survivors
I. Determine the feasibility and usability of the Work Ability Improvement Through Symptom
Management and Ergonomic Strategies (WISE) and empirically evaluate its effect on short-term
work ability among breast cancer survivors (BCS).
I. Explore individual and workplace factors associated with work ability in BCS.
OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
ARM I: Patients receive access to the WISE web-based educational intervention to help BCS
manage their symptoms, identify ergonomic workplace problems and risks, and implement
ergonomic modifications. Patients also receive standard of care comprising symptom
management therapies and a pamphlet on employment rights.
ARM II: Patients receive standard of care comprising symptom management therapies and a
pamphlet on employment rights.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 3 and 6 months.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Usability of the WISE website as assessed by responses to a 5-point Likert scale
The primary analysis of the effect of the WISE intervention on work ability will be performed using a Wilcoxon rank sum test.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
United States: Institutional Review Board
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