Improving Employment in Patients Who Have Survived Cervical Cancer, Uterine Cancer, or Ovarian Cancer
RATIONALE: Finding out which problems affect employment in survivors of gynecologic cancer may help in planning cancer treatment and improve the quality of life of future cancer survivors.
PURPOSE: This research study is looking at ways to improve employment in patients who have survived cervical cancer, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer.
Other: counseling intervention
Other: study of socioeconomic and demographic variables
|Official Title:||Improving Employment Among Gynecologic Cancer Survivors|
- Development of a structured interview instrument [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Recruitment strategy [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Conduct formative work, including 4 to 5 focus groups, leading to development of a structured interview instrument assessing factors related to employment outcomes among women with gynecologic cancers.
- Pilot a recruitment strategy and administer the interview among a sample of 60 to 70 gynecologic cancer survivors; and, with each woman's permission, a family member, a key health care provider, and her supervisor will be interviewed.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, pilot study.
Patients complete a survey, meet with a focus group, and undergo a short interview. Patient-designated participants are also interviewed; these individuals may include a health care provider, a significant other, and/or a work supervisor.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 70 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, North Carolina|
|Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157-1096|
|Principal Investigator:||Brigitte E. Miller, MD||Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University|