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Bibliotherapy for Patients With Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01718574
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 31, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 9, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Cedars CanSupport, Hope & Cope
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Annett Korner, PhD, McGill University Health Center

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer Other: Self-help book Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 89 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Feasibility, Acceptability and Efficacy of Bibliotherapy for Patients With Cancer: a Randomized Control Trial
Study Start Date : February 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
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



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in Health Education Impact Questionnaire scores [ Time Frame: pre-intervention (week 0), post intervention (week 6), follow-up (week 10) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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) ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01718574


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

Responsible Party: Dr. Annett Korner, PhD, Principal Investigator, McGill University Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01718574     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2888
First Posted: October 31, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 9, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Keywords provided by Dr. Annett Korner, PhD, McGill University Health Center:
self-help book
support service