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Pilot Study of Psycho-Educational Group for Young Adults (YA) on Treatment: Impact on Knowledge, Distress, and Satisfaction


N/A
18 Years
25 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Malignant Neoplasm, Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment

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Trial Information

Pilot Study of Psycho-Educational Group for Young Adults (YA) on Treatment: Impact on Knowledge, Distress, and Satisfaction


PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. Providing a psycho-educational group to young adults while examining the feasibility of
such a group with patients on treatment.

II. Examining effectiveness of the program through evaluating pre-post changes in
participant distress, evaluating increases in participant' knowledge regarding disease
issues and coping, and evaluating participant satisfaction.

OUTLINE:

Patients undergo psycho-educational program comprising medical/symptom management and
communication with a medical team, coping skills, self image, and relationships and
communication for 1.5 hours once weekly for 6 weeks.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for 30 days.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Currently in active treatment (diagnosed and receiving treatment within 2 weeks of
initial study enrollment; active treatment includes currently receiving any of the
following: chemotherapy, radiation therapy, maintenance drugs, surgery, clinical
trial enrollment, or current relapse/secondary malignancy)

- Inpatient or outpatient

- Cancer diagnosis

- Physician approval

- Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- Significant psychiatric or developmental issues, as determined by screening interview
conducted by psychologist

- Currently off treatment (longer than 2 weeks at the time of enrollment)

- In isolation or with isolation precautions

- Non-English speaking

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Proportion of subjects who are unable to attend all the sessions

Outcome Time Frame:

Up to 30 days

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Jeanelle Folbrecht

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

City of Hope Medical Center

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

13128

NCT ID:

NCT01817335

Start Date:

June 2013

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Malignant Neoplasm
  • Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment
  • Neoplasms

Name

Location

City of Hope Medical CenterDuarte, California  91010