Psychological Interventions for Gynecologic Cancer
Very little is known in the psycho-oncology literature about why psychological interventions are effective or for how long these interventions exert an impact. Given many cancer patients experience recurrence and/or progression, it is important to know whether our relatively brief interventions facilitate how patients cope with this most-feared medical event. From a theoretical perspective, the study will advance our understanding of the mechanisms for change for two common treatment approaches, supportive and cognitive behavioral therapies.
Primary Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of CCI, SC, and Usual Care (UC) on patients' long-term general and cancer-specific psychological adaptation, concerns about recurrence/progression, and quality of life, and to determine whether intervention effects are moderated by disease recurrence.
Secondary Objective: To evaluate the cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral processes which mediate CCI and SC's effects on patients' long-term general and cancer-specific psychological adaptation, concerns about recurrence/progression, and quality of life.
Applicable Disease Sites:
Morristown Medical Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Thomas Jefferson University
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey