Longitudinal Survey Analysis in Lymphoma Survivors (CLEAR Stress)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a well-documented phenomenon that occurs in cancer survivors. PTSD is known to cause problems with anxiety, depression, and quality of life. Furthermore, there is little treatment available for cancer survivors who suffer from PTSD.
Posttraumatic Growth, however, is a lesser known phenomenon that also occurs in cancer survivors. It is a positive psychological phenomenon that occurs in some people who have suffered a traumatic event--the people who are able to note a "greater appreciation for life", a "stronger relationship with their family/friends," or a "new found level of spirituality" are examples of instances of posttraumatic growth.
Coping with Lymphoma to Enhance Adjustment and Reduce Stress in Survivors (CLEAR Stress) is a study designed to compare the development of PTSD versus the development of Posttraumatic Growth in lymphoma patients at any stage of the cancer experience, regardless of treatment. The hypothesis is that posttraumatic growth, if it is significant, can reduce the impact of PTSD symptoms in the survivor.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Coping With Lymphoma to Enhance Adjustment and Reduce Stress in Lymphoma Survivors|
- Posttraumatic Growth [ Time Frame: Measured at enrollment ]
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [ Time Frame: Measured at Enrollment ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01469754
|United States, New York|
|New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Center for Lymphoma and Myeloma|
|New York, New York, United States, 10065|
|Principal Investigator:||Regina A Jacob, MD||WCMC Research Fellow|