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
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Fox Chase Cancer Center