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Psychosexual Intervention in Patients With Stage I-III Gynecologic or Breast Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants.
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Verified April 2017 by Kristen Carpenter, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kristen Carpenter, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01764802
First received: January 8, 2013
Last updated: April 12, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
  Purpose
This randomized phase II trial studies how well psychosexual intervention works in patients with stage I-III gynecologic or breast cancer. Psychosexual intervention may improve sexual and psychosocial function.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Sarcoma Ovarian Stromal Cancer Stage I Uterine Sarcoma Stage I Vaginal Cancer Stage I Vulvar Cancer Stage IA Cervical Cancer Stage IA Endometrial Carcinoma Stage IA Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage IA Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Stage IA Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor Stage IA Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Stage IB Cervical Cancer Stage IB Endometrial Carcinoma Stage IB Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage IB Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Stage IB Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor Stage IB Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Stage IC Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage IC Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Stage IC Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor Stage IC Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Stage II Endometrial Carcinoma Stage II Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor Stage II Uterine Sarcoma Stage II Vaginal Cancer Stage II Vulvar Cancer Stage IIA Cervical Cancer Stage IIA Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage IIA Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Stage IIA Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor Stage IIA Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Stage IIB Cervical Cancer Stage IIB Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage IIB Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Stage IIB Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor Stage IIB Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Stage IIC Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage IIC Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Stage IIC Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor Stage IIC Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Stage III Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor Stage III Uterine Sarcoma Stage III Vaginal Cancer Stage III Vulvar Cancer Stage IIIA Cervical Cancer Stage IIIA Endometrial Carcinoma Stage IIIA Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage IIIA Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Stage IIIA Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor Stage IIIA Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Stage IIIB Cervical Cancer Stage IIIB Endometrial Carcinoma Stage IIIB Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage IIIB Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Stage IIIB Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor Stage IIIB Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Stage IIIC Endometrial Carcinoma Stage IIIC Fallopian Tube Cancer Stage IIIC Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Stage IIIC Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor Stage IIIC Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Breast Cancer Other: behavioral, psychological or informational intervention Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Psychosexual Intervention for Gynecologic and Breast Cancer Patients

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Further study details as provided by Kristen Carpenter, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sexual behavior/repertoire (kissing, intercourse, etc.) graded using the Sexual Experiences Scale (SES) [ Time Frame: Up to 2 months ]
    Multilevel modeling will be used to model time effects compared to repeated-measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) because it allows not only fitting different patterns of average change (i.e., linear, quadratic), but also estimates individual variability in the rate of change. Both linear and quadratic change models will be tested and an optimal model will be determined. 95% confidence intervals will be obtained.

  • Sexual responsiveness (desire, arousal, orgasm) using the Female Sexual Functioning Index (FSFI) [ Time Frame: Up to 4 weeks ]
    Principal components analysis yields six subscales: desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain. Items are rated using the Likert scales. 95% confidence intervals will be obtained.

  • Sexual satisfaction graded using the global evaluation from the Derogatis Sexual Function Inventory (DSFI) [ Time Frame: Up to 2 months ]
    95% confidence intervals will be obtained.

  • Sexual distress graded using the female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS) [ Time Frame: Up to 4 weeks ]
    The Likert scale will be used. 95% confidence intervals will be obtained.

  • Sexual pain graded using the International Pelvic Pain Society Pelvic Pain Assessment, patient/physician version [ Time Frame: Up to 9 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Emotional distress graded using the Profile of Mood States (POMS) [ Time Frame: Up to 9 months ]
    The Likert scale will be used. 95% confidence intervals will be obtained.

  • Depressive symptoms graded using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) [ Time Frame: Up to 9 months ]
    The Likert scale will be used. 95% confidence intervals will be obtained.

  • Health-related quality of life graded according to the RAND Medical Outcomes Study, Short-form 12 (SF-12) [ Time Frame: Up to 9 months ]
    The eight primary subscales are summarized into two component scores: the Physical Component Summary (PCS) and the Mental Component Summary (MCS).

  • Cancer-related stress graded according to the Impact of Events Scale-Revised (IES-R) [ Time Frame: Up to 9 months ]
  • Body change stress graded according to the Impact of Treatment Scale (ITS) [ Time Frame: Up to 9 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: October 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Arm I (enhanced standard care)
Patients participate in enhanced standard care intervention comprising stress reduction, information delivery regarding cancer treatments and sexuality delivered over two sessions.
Other: behavioral, psychological or informational intervention
Participate in enhanced standard care
Experimental: Arm II (psychological intervention)
Patients participate in individual or group therapy over 1.5 hours weekly for 6 weeks, bi-weekly for 8 weeks, and monthly for 2 months and complete assessment interviews.
Other: behavioral, psychological or informational intervention
Participate in psychological intervention

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. Efficacy for reducing the severity of sexual distress, difficulty, and dysfunction in a phase II randomized clinical trial (RCT).

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.

ARM I (Enhanced standard care): Patients participate in enhanced standard care intervention comprising stress reduction, information delivery regarding gynecologic or breast cancer treatments and sexuality, and provision of a survivorship care plan (SCP) created using OncoLink over 1 hour following baseline assessment and before 6 months.

ARM II (Psychological intervention): Patients participate in individual or group therapy over 1.5 hours weekly for 4 weeks, bi-weekly for 8 weeks, and monthly for 2 months and complete assessment interviews.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 3, 6, and 9 months.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stage I-III gynecologic (any site) or breast cancer
  • Able to speak/read English
  • Able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior non-gynecologic/breast cancer diagnosis
  • Refusal of any cancer treatment(s)
  • Non-ambulatory
  • Concurrent diagnosis of organic brain syndrome, dementia, mental retardation, or significant sensory deficit
  • Major mental illness (e.g, schizophrenia, major depressive disorder)
  • Current/recent (prior 12 months) pregnancy
  • Residence > 70 miles from research site
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01764802

Contacts
Contact: Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center 1-800-293-5066 Jamesline@osumc.edu
Contact: Nichole Storey 614-685-8754 nichole.storey@osumc.edu

Locations
United States, Ohio
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at Ohio State University Medical Center Recruiting
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Contact: Nichole Storey    614-685-8754    nichole.storey@osumc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Carpenter Kristen, Ph.D         
Sub-Investigator: Andersen Barbara, Ph.D         
Sub-Investigator: Fowler Jeffrey, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Salani Ritu, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Lustberg Maryum, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kristen M. Carpenter, Ph.D Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Kristen Carpenter, Principal Investigator, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01764802     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OSU-10077
NCI-2012-01341 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
1R21CA149675-01A1 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: January 8, 2013
Last Updated: April 12, 2017

Keywords provided by Kristen Carpenter, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center:
Psychosexual Intervention
Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer
Breast Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Ovarian Neoplasms
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Endometrial Neoplasms
Vulvar Neoplasms
Vaginal Neoplasms
Trophoblastic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Vaginal Diseases
Carcinoma
Sarcoma
Germinoma
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases

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