Bibliotherapy for Patients With Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2013 by McGill University Health Center
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Cedars CanSupport, Hope & Cope
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Annett Korner, PhD, McGill University Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01718574
First received: October 24, 2012
Last updated: March 14, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of a self-help workbook in enhancing a sense of empowerment, coping, quality of life and reducing distress for patients with cancer.


Condition Intervention
Cancer
Other: Self-help book

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Feasibility, Acceptability and Efficacy of Bibliotherapy for Patients With Cancer: a Randomized Control Trial

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by McGill University Health Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • change in Health Education Impact Questionnaire scores [ Time Frame: pre-intervention (week 0), post intervention (week 6), follow-up (week 10) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • change in Ways of Coping Questionnaire - Cancer Version & Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale scores [ Time Frame: pre-intervention (week 0), post intervention (week 6), follow-up (week 10) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 102
Study Start Date: February 2013
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Self-help book Other: Self-help book
Participants have 6 weeks to complete a 12 chapter self-help workbook. The workbook addresses: (i) The enhancement of a sense of personal control; and (ii) The learning of emotional and instrumental coping responses
No Intervention: Usual Care Control

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18+ years of age
  • been diagnosed with cancer
  • can read English

Exclusion Criteria:

-participating in the "Think Smart, Live Well" group

  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01718574

Contacts
Contact: Annett Korner, PhD 514-398-2481 annett.koerner@mcgill.ca
Contact: Nicole Roberts, M.Ed nicole.roberts@mail.mcgill.ca

Locations
Canada, Quebec
MUHC Cedars CanSupport Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1A1
Hope & Cope, JGH Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
McGill University Health Center
Cedars CanSupport, Hope & Cope
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. Annett Korner, PhD, Principal Investigator, McGill University Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01718574     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2888
Study First Received: October 24, 2012
Last Updated: March 14, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by McGill University Health Center:
self-help book
support service

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2014