Clinical Trial 17452

Cancer Type: Multiple

Study Type: Other
Phase of Study: Phase III


    Study Title

    Patient Outcomes of a Self-Care Management Approach to Cancer Symptoms:A Clinical Trial


    The purpose of this study is to test the ability of the COPE (Creativity, Optimism, Planning, Expert guidance) intervention to improve symptom intensity and distress in persons with cancer by teaching them a method of managing symptoms at home.


    Aim 1: To evaluate the efficacy of the COPE intervention with cancer patients who are experiencing moderate to severe symptom intensity, distress or interference with their lives as a result of their disease or its treatment. Aim 2: To evaluate whether the COPE intervention leads to reduced symptom intensity, more benign appraisals of symptom distress, better percieved self-efficacy, and reduced percieved symptom barriersin patients, and whether these factors mediate the impact of thte intervention on patient quality of life, depression, and anxiety. Aim 3: To evaluate the impact of COPE intervention on health services utilization and costs in cancer patients.

    Inclusion Criteria


  • Cancer outpatients with breast, colorectal, lung, or prostate cancers; receiving care at a cancer center and have symptoms with moderate to high intensity, distress, or interference with their lives as a result of their cancer of its treatment

  • Exclusion Criteria


  • Patients who have any cancer other than breast, colorectal, lung or prostate
  • Patients within 6 weeks after surgery
  • Other exclusion criteria may apply