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Expanding Rural Access: Distance Delivery of Support Groups (Main Study)

2014-08-27 03:14:27 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The study will answer two questions about women with breast cancer in rural communities:

1. Will they find this support group format utilizing videoconferencing acceptable and rewarding?

2. Will they report a greater sense of emotional and informational support, and less depression and traumatic stress, than the control groups of women who wait to participate until after the first groups have ended?

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label

Conditions

Depression

Intervention

Videoconferencing support group

Location

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford
California
United States
94305

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Stanford University

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:27-0400

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