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Telephone-Based Educational Intervention in Improving Communication Between Patients With Stage 0-III Cancer and Their Children

Complete title: Enhancing Connections Telephone Program: A Cancer Education Program for Parents

Research Study Number       9095
    
Principal Investigator       Frances Lewis
    
Phase       Pilot

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Research Study Description

This pilot clinical trial studies the feasibility of a telephone-based educational intervention in improving communication between patients with stage 0-III cancer and their children. An educational program delivered by telephone may help parents talk with their school-age child about their cancer.

Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older

Genders Eligible for Study: Both

- Parents will be eligible if they have an initial diagnosis of non-metastatic cancer of any type (stage 0-3), including melanoma, colorectal, cervical, leukemia, lymphoma or breast cancer within the past 7 months

- Read and write English among their languages of choice

- Have ready access to a telephone

- Have a child 5-12 years old living at home who has been told their parent's cancer diagnosis

- The child is living at home and does not have learning challenges

- No prior malignancy is allowed except for adequately treated basal (or squamous cell) skin cancer

Other eligibility criteria may apply.



Research Study Number       9095
    
Contact       Frances Lewis
    
Telephone       206/685-0808
    
   

Keywords
Hematologic Malignancies; Solid Tumors

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