Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Online Workshop and Study for Cancer Survivors

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00962494
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 7, 2013
University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kate Lorig, Stanford University

August 18, 2009
August 20, 2009
February 7, 2013
July 2009
August 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Document patterns of health care utilization [ Time Frame: 2011 ]
  • Quality of Life [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months ]
  • Outcome Measure: Better Interactions with Oncologists [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months ]
  • Health Behaviors [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months ]
  • Better Interactions with Oncologists
  • Quality of Life
  • Health Behaviors
  • Document patterns of health care utilization
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Satisfaction with intervention [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months ]
Satisfaction with intervention
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Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Online Workshop and Study for Cancer Survivors
Cancer Survivors Online Self-Management Workshop
Cancer: Surviving and Thriving is a 6-week workshop for cancer survivors. The overall goal of the study is to determine whether an online cancer survivor education and support workshop can have lasting beneficial effects in helping survivors improve their self-management of health skills and quality of life.

This workshop is aimed at helping you better manage your own health and the demands placed on you because of your cancer diagnosis. It is hoped that the workshop will give you the skills needed to reduce stress and improve your quality of life. If successful, the workshop can be made available to other cancer survivors.

Each workshop is 6 weeks with new lessons each week. You will be asked to log on at your convenience 2-3 times each week for a total of 1-2 hours, to read the lessons, complete assignments, and share your ideas and experiences with your classmates. There are no requirements that participants log in at the same time.

With the moderators and other workshop participants, you will discuss:

  • Healthy eating
  • Managing fatigue
  • Managing stress
  • Starting and maintaining an appropriate physical activity program
  • Getting a good night's sleep
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Solving the problems caused by having had cancer
  • Communicating better with your health care professionals
  • Communicating better with your friends, family and coworkers
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Blood Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
Behavioral: Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Online Workshop
Experimental: online workshop
Intervention: Behavioral: Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Online Workshop
Bantum EO, Albright CL, White KK, Berenberg JL, Layi G, Ritter PL, Laurent D, Plant K, Lorig K. Surviving and thriving with cancer using a Web-based health behavior change intervention: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Feb 24;16(2):e54. doi: 10.2196/jmir.3020.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2011
August 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:Any adult (19 and over) cancer survivor living in the United States who: 1) was diagnosed within the past 5 years with a new or recurring cancer since the original diagnosis; 2) has completed their cancer treatment (surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy); 3) isn't currently being treated for cancer except for hormonal therapy; and 4) has and email account and access to high speed internet connection.

Exclusion Criteria:Not meeting the inclusion criteria

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United Kingdom,   United States
SU-07292009-3460 ( Other Identifier: Stanford University )
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Kate Lorig, Stanford University
Stanford University
University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center
Principal Investigator: Kate R Lorig Stanford University
Stanford University
February 2013

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