Psycho Educational Group Intervention for Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer.
Annual rept. 30 Sep 94-29 Sep 95,
STRANG CANCER PREVENTION CENTER NEW YORK
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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.
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