Evaluation of Group CBT Programme With Breast Cancer Patients
Breast Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Breast Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
breast, cancer, cognitive behaviour therapy, psychological
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 0
Study Design
Time Perspective: Prospective
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to examine whether a group CBT intervention is effective in reducing psychological distress in women with primary breast cancer.
Detailed Description
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer is associated with high levels of psychological distress, which can be long-term in duration. The end of adjuvant therapy can be a time which patients find anxiety provoking; as concerns of recurrence and how to return to life after treatment often arise at this juncture.

Cognitive behaviour therapy has demonstrated efficacy in reducing anxiety and depression in people with cancer on a 1:1 basis. The CBT model has been shown to be significantly more beneficial than supportive counselling. Therapy delivered in groups is considered desirable because of its cost effectiveness, and its potential to confer additional benefits in terms of peer support, reduced isolation and modelling of adaptive strategies by other group members.

No studies have looked at the changes in participants health beliefs and beliefs about their ability to copy (self-efficacy) with stress and tolerance of uncertainty following group CBT and the relationship with psychological distress.

The aim of this study is to evaluate a GCBT programme intervention against a waiting list control and to examine its effects on health beliefs, self-efficacy, coping, tolerance of uncertainty and psychological distress in women with early diagnosed breast cancer.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Female

- Primary breast cancer

- post adjuvant treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

- Women with metastatic disease

- Severe cognitive impairment (will not be able to obtain consent or participant in group intervention)

- Inability to complete a questionnaire
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Maggie Watson - maggie.watson@rmh.nhs.uk
Start Date
January 2007
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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