Phase I/II Cancer Caregiver Interventions to Improve Quality of Life and Prevent Burnout

Overview

About this study

This study defines cancer caregivers as unpaid individuals who provide physical, practical, and/or emotional care and support to the cancer patient in the home setting. They may participate in this study if care recipients and the caregiver are both adults (18 years or older), with the patient having been diagnosed with cancer.The 8 intervention sessions will target the five domains of Quality Of Life (emotional, physical, social, cognitive, and spiritual well-being), be provided in group settings, and be delivered in two 45-minute sessions each week over a 4-week period.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ability to provide written informed consent.
  • Ability to speak, read, write and understand English language
  • Has cancer caregiver status defined as an unpaid individual who provides physical, practical, and/or emotional care and support to a cancer care recipient in the home or other healthcare setting.
  • Has a care recipient:
    • ≥ 18 years of age who
    • has a malignancy (either solid tumor or hematologic) diagnosis.
    • who has signed a research authorization form
    • who is undergoing or in the last 6 months has undergone cancer treatment
  • Ability to use and access to a computer, tablet or other device with internet access and video capabilities

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis within the past 12 months of active substance abuse (alcohol or drugs)
  • Diagnosis within the past 12 months of active mental health condition that has required psychiatric hospitalization
  • Diagnosis within the past 12 months of suicidal thoughts or attempt
  • Care recipient is currently participating in another psychosocial clinical trial

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Maria Lapid, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

855-776-0015

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Maria Lapid, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

855-776-0015

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Study Results Summary

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Supplemental Study Information

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CLS-20111952

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