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A Single Session Intervention For Fear Of Recurrence In Breast Cancer Patients (Mini-AFTER)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 6, 2015
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof G Humphris, University of St Andrews

Brief Summary:
This is a controlled trial of the Mini-AFTERc intervention to reduce fears of recurrence in breast cancer patients. The sample will be collected in NHS Fife Breast Cancer Services (n=32). The intervention is a short telephone counseling service of 20 minutes delivered by the patient's breast cancer specialist nurse. Dependent measures consist of the ACCRE FoR 4 item measure and the EORTC Intervention overall satisfaction scale.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fear Behavioral: Mini-AFTERc Behavioral: telephone call Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Single Session Intervention For Fear Of Recurrence In Breast Cancer Patients (The Mini AFTERc): A Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : March 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: control
simple general telephone call
Behavioral: telephone call
this consists of a 20-30 minute conversation about the general well-being of the patient with no specific reference to recurrence fears unless raised by the patient explicitly themselves

Experimental: Mini-AFTERc Intervention
20-30 minute structured conversation with breast cancer patient using Mini-AFTERc Manual
Behavioral: Mini-AFTERc
20-30 minute structured conversation following guidelines and instruction within the Mini-AFTERc 20 page manual

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. ACCRE 4-Item Fears of Recurrence Questionaire [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. EORTC Intervention satisfaction single global item [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • breast cancer patient completed treatment
  • female

Exclusion Criteria:

  • psychiatric illness
  • cognitive deficit (e.g. dementia)
  • no access to telephone

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02357927

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United Kingdom
Breast Cancer Services, Queen Margaret Hospital
Dunfermline, Fife, United Kingdom, KY12 0SU
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of St Andrews
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Principal Investigator: Gerry Humphris, PhD University of St Andrews

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Responsible Party: Prof G Humphris, Chair of Health Psychology, University of St Andrews Identifier: NCT02357927     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: StAMedSchoolSEC
First Posted: February 6, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 20, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016

Keywords provided by Prof G Humphris, University of St Andrews:
fears of recurrence
brief intervention
telephone counseling
following primary cancer treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes