Study of Support Groups for African-American Breast Cancer Survivors

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by:
City of Hope Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00949871
First received: July 29, 2009
Last updated: March 4, 2011
Last verified: March 2011
  Purpose

RATIONALE: A study that evaluates successful Los Angeles-based, peer-led African American breast cancer survivor support groups may help in developing a guide on how to organize and maintain breast cancer support groups.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying support groups for African-American breast cancer survivors.


Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer
Cancer Survivor
Other: communication analysis
Other: questionnaire administration
Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care
Procedure: support group therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Sister Survivor: African American Breast Cancer Coalition

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Further study details as provided by City of Hope Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Characterization of five established Los Angeles-based, peer-led African American Breast Cancer Survivor (AABCS) support groups [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Preliminary "Culturally-Informed Breast Cancer Support Group Guide" on how to organize and maintain support groups [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Completion of 3 needs-assessment focus group sessions and 5 key-informant interviews in the Inland Empire [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 74
Study Start Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Characterize five established Los Angeles (LA)-based, peer-led African American Breast Cancer Survivor (AABCS) support groups by identifying and evaluating the successful elements of structure and process that distinguish these groups: the purpose and goals; theories and techniques that are utilized; the structure of the group and implementation of specific goals; the cultural aspects that are incorporated to enhance the efficacy; and similarities and differences among these AABCS support groups.
  • Develop a preliminary "Culturally Informed Breast Cancer Support Group Guide" on how to organize and maintain support groups, modeled on the "best model" experiences of the five established LA-based support groups for AABCS.
  • Conduct three needs-assessment focus groups and 5 key informant interviews in the Inland Empire to evaluate the psychosocial needs and resources of AABCS in that region.

OUTLINE: At least 10 support group leaders (2 from each support group) undergo semi-structured interviews to elicit information about the needs of breast cancer survivors in their community and the cultural modes of support that are given. Eight to twelve African American Breast Cancer Survivors (AABCS) participate in 5 focus group discussions and complete a questionnaire about their breast cancer and experience with support groups for qualitative and quantitative analysis.

At least 5 Inland Empire community leaders undergo semi-structured interviews to elicit information about the needs of breast cancer survivors in their community. Eight to twelve AABCS from the Inland Empire participate in 3 focus group discussions and complete a questionnaire about their breast cancer and experience with support groups for qualitative and quantitative analysis.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Meets 1 of the following criteria:

    • African American Breast Cancer Survivor (AABCS) meeting 1 of the following criteria:

      • A member of 1 of the 5 support groups listed below
      • Live in the Inland Empire region of California
    • A cancer support group leader or facilitator of 1 of the 5 established support groups in Los Angeles:

      • Women of Essence (WOE)
      • Women of Color (WOC)
      • Support Sisters African American Breast Cancer Support Groups
      • Sisters
      • Celebrate Life
    • A community leader knowledgeable about breast cancer support services in the Inland Empire region

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • Not specified
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00949871

Locations
United States, California
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, California, United States, 91010-3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
City of Hope Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kimlin Ashing-Giwa, PhD Beckman Research Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Kimlin Ashing-Giwa, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00949871     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07170, P30CA033572, CHNMC-07170, CDR0000642441
Study First Received: July 29, 2009
Last Updated: March 4, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by City of Hope Medical Center:
stage I breast cancer
stage II breast cancer
stage IIIA breast cancer
stage IIIB breast cancer
stage IIIC breast cancer
stage IV breast cancer
cancer survivor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases

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