Dyadic Coping in Breast and Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Spouses

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2007 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Herzog Hospital
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First received: September 26, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2007
History: No changes posted

The purpose of this study is to focus on dyadic coping as one of the main factors that enhance resilience in adjustment to cancer, while also assessing other protective factors for coping with traumatic events.

Specifically, the study aims are:

  1. To assess the level of post traumatic distress, functional impairment and depression among breast and prostate cancer patients and their spouses.
  2. To assess resiliency factors such as flexibility, self efficacy and ego resilience among breast and prostate cancer patients and their spouses.
  3. To examine the pattern of dyadic coping at 3 time points: at the beginning and end of radiation therapy, and at six-week follow-up.
  4. To examine the relationships between dyadic coping and level of posttraumatic distress and the resilience factors over time (in 3 repeated measures) Different aspects of coping with the trauma of cancer and its treatment may be assessed. Measures of strength and distress amongst patients and their spouses may enable a fuller picture of what types of responses exist, which interventions may be most beneficial, and what other factors may relate to positive coping, increased resilience and quality of life, such as flexibility, and the nature of the couples' dyadic coping.

Breast Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Dyadic Coping

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Dyadic Coping in Breast and Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Spouses - A Pilot Stdy

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Further study details as provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: October 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2008
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Dyadic pairs (not necessarily married, but in couples)
  • One member of the couple has breast cancer or prostate cancer
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00536055

Contact: Benjamin W Corn, M.D. 03-6947285 bencorn@tasmc.health.gov.il

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Herzog Hospital
Principal Investigator: Benjamin W Corn, M.D. Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00536055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC - 07 - BC-07309
Study First Received: September 26, 2007
Last Updated: September 26, 2007
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
breast cancer
prostate cancer
dyadic coping

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Neoplasms by Site
Prostatic Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 08, 2015