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Seattle, Washington 98109


This pilot clinical trial studies the Taking Care of Her program in patients with stage III or IV ovarian cancer and spouse caregivers. This counseling program may equip the spouse caregiver with skills to support and nurture the patient through initial diagnosis and treatment. It may also help patients and spouse caregivers improve communication and coping skills.

Study summary:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Test the feasibility of the study protocol, including recruitment and retention. II. Assess the short-term impact of the intervention on standardized measures of behavioral-emotional adjustment of spouse caregivers and diagnosed women on depressed mood, anxiety, quality of marital communication, perceived spousal support, and spouse caregivers' skills and self-confidence to manage the emotional toll of the illness on themselves and the ill partner. OUTLINE: Patients and spouse caregivers complete the Taking Care of Her Program comprising 5 telephone-delivered intervention sessions over 45-60 minutes every 2 weeks. The intervention sessions are designed to provide training for spouse caregivers and patients to better manage the impact and emotional toll of recently diagnosed ovarian cancer, including its impact on their interpersonal communication and support about the cancer.


Inclusion Criteria: - Spouses of women with diagnosed within the past 8 months with stage III or IV ovarian cancer will be eligible to participate, as will the diagnosed wife/partner - Spouses and patients must be married or cohabiting and in intimate relationship for at least 6 months - Have English as one of their languages of choice (they can be multilingual) - Have access to a telephone - Have not been diagnosed with a prior cancer within the recent 5 years, except basal or squamous cell skin carcinoma - Both heterosexual and same sex couples will be eligible Exclusion Criteria: - Women diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer and who are hospice eligible - Spouses/partners could not participate if the patient refused participation



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Frances Lewis
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium

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Location Contact:

Seattle, Washington 98109
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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