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Intervention to Improve Self-Care of Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors on Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy (Relief)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01738685
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (No funding.)
First Posted : November 30, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 15, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Van Londen, Gijsberta, University of Pittsburgh

Brief Summary:
Hormone responsive breast cancer is common and costly. Long-term adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) improves breast cancer outcomes greatly, but, unfortunately, is commonly associated with physical and emotional concerns. I propose to evaluate the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a behavioral intervention to facilitate problem identification, provide education, coaching for breast cancer survivors with symptoms while on AET. Therefore, the intervention intends to empower women to engage in better self-care and seek out resources they need, which, in turn, will lead to better symptom management.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Female Behavioral: Behavioral Intervention. Other: Nutritional Education. Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Intervention to Improve Self-Care of Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors on Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy.
Study Start Date : December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Nutritional Education.
Other: Nutritional Education.
Behavioral Intervention
Behavioral Intervention.
Behavioral: Behavioral Intervention.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Satisfaction determined by the Client Satisfaction Survey [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months. ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 50.
  • Nonmetastatic bread cancer survivors reporting being bothered by 1 or more symptoms related to their treatment with AET (for > 0 months and < 6 months).
  • Possess a household or cell telephone.
  • Ability to provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically significant cognitive impairment.
  • Communication barrier limiting ability to participate in telephone assessments.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01738685

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United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
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Principal Investigator: G van Londen, MD, MS University of Pittsburgh

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Responsible Party: Van Londen, Gijsberta, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT01738685    
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO12050094
First Posted: November 30, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 15, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016
Keywords provided by Van Londen, Gijsberta, University of Pittsburgh:
Breast Cancer.
Adjuvant Endocrine therapy.
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases