Improving Well-Being for Breast Cancer Patients

What is the Purpose of this Study?

If you choose to join the study, you will:

- Come in for 5 visits that last 1-2 hours each.
-- During these visits, you will be asked to fill out questionnaires about your health and how you are feeling. The last visit will take place 18 months after the first visit.

- Be randomized (like the flip of a coin) to receive one of two programs:
-- One program focuses on skills that can be used to cope with the side effects of the breast cancer medication you are taking.
-- The other program focuses on improving overall health and well-being.

- Both programs involve 10 phone sessions with a study nurse, which are completed over 6 months.

- Be asked to use a special pill bottle for 18 months that will help the study team track how often you are taking your breast cancer medication.
What is the Condition Being Studied?
Breast Cancer

Who Can Participate in this Study?

Adult women who have:

- Been diagnosed with stage I to III breast cancer

- Completed other cancer treatments (such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation)

- Started taking breast cancer medication in the past 12 months

If you need help understanding if you can participate in this study, please contact the study team.

Age Group
Participating Institutions

What is Involved?

We are doing this study to learn how well two different programs work to help improve well-being among women taking a medication that lowers the chance of their breast cancer coming back.

Study Details

Full Title
Improving Well-Being for Breast Cancer Patients Taking Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy
Principal Investigator
Rebecca Shelby
Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Protocol Number

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