Life After Cancer: Behavioral Treatment Study to Improve Quality of Life

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Temple University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Colorectal Cancer

Treatments

Behavioral: Expressive writing

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00473941
1R21CA107428-01A2

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of the study is to find new ways to improve the quality of life of people who have been treated for colon or rectal cancer.

Full description

Individuals who take part in the study can expect: Two Interviews: To be interviewed by our research staff over the phone. The interviews will include questions about your current quality of life and health. Brief Writing in a Journal: To write for 15 minutes twice a week for two weeks about aspects of your life.

Enrollment

193 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Treated for stage I, II or III colon or rectal cancer in the past 5 years
  • Completed surgical treatment
  • Must be able to read and write in English

Exclusion criteria

History of other cancers, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer

Trial design

193 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

1
Experimental group
Description:
Writing in a journal 15 minutes a day
Treatment:
Behavioral: Expressive writing
2
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Control Writing in a journal 15 minutes a day
Treatment:
Behavioral: Expressive writing

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