Accession Number : ADA303376

Title :   Psycho Educational Group Intervention for Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 94-29 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : STRANG CANCER PREVENTION CENTER NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Kash, Kathryn M.

PDF Url : ADA303376

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : HE GOALS OF THIS STUDY ARE: (1) TO EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF A PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION ON THE INTERMEDIATE OUTCOME VARIABLES OF KNOWLEDGE OF BREAST CANCER AND RISK FACTORS, BREAST CANCER BELIEFS, CANCER ATTITUDES, AND COPING SKILLS IN WOMEN AT INCREASED RISK FOR BREAST CANCER; (2) TO EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF A PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION ON THE ENDPOINT VARIABLES OF QUALITY OF LIFE ADHERENCE TO SCREENING IN WOMEN AT INCREASED RISK FOR BREAST CANCER; AND (3) TO EXPLORE THE MECHANISMS BY WHICH THE PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION MAY IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE AND INCREASE ADHERENCE TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING IN WOMEN AT INCREASED RISK FOR BREAST CANCER. The design is a randomized two group design in which women are assigned to either the experimental or control group. The intervention (experimental) components include; social support enhancement, education, cognitive restructuring, and problem-solving. A total of 360 are expected to participate this study over a four year period of time. To date 101 women have agreed to participate in the study and 83 have completed Time 1 and 2 assessments; 17 women have completed Time 3 assessments. It is too early for any meaningful data analyses.

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *PSYCHOLOGY, *INTERVENTION, *MAMMARY GLANDS, *BREAST CANCER, DATA PROCESSING, CONTROL, RISK, TIME, QUALITY, WOMEN, LIVING STANDARDS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Psychology
      Stress Physiology

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