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Geriatric Group Psychoeducational Intervention for Elderly Patients With Cancer

2014-08-27 03:19:04 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to examine whether psychoeducation counseling for older cancer patients undergoing treatment is feasible and worthwhile. The investigators will test this in a group counseling format. Many cancer patients seek counseling to help with the emotional burden of their illnesses. Counseling often helps them cope with cancer by giving them a place to express their feelings. This geriatric-specific psychoeducation is intended to help older cancer patients cope with the burden of cancer and aging. The purpose of this study is to see if this type of counseling helps reduce depressive symptoms, anxiety, perception of loneliness and isolation. In addition this counseling aims to improve coping and quality of life (QOL).

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Intervention

group intervention and questionnaires, individual phone intervention and questionnaires

Location

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York
New York
United States
10065

Status

Recruiting

Source

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:04-0400

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