Journal of Cancer Education

, 23:214

Feasibility of an ovarian cancer quality-of-life psychoeducational intervention

  • Shirley Otis-Green
  • Betty Ferrell
  • Virginia Sun
  • Maren Spolum
  • Robert Morgan
  • Deborah MacDonald
Articles

DOI: 10.1080/08858190802188784

Cite this article as:
Otis-Green, S., Ferrell, B., Sun, V. et al. J Canc Educ (2008) 23: 214. doi:10.1080/08858190802188784

Abstract

Background. Diagnosis of ovarian cancer often portends a poor prognosis with significant quality-of-life (QOL) concerns. Method. We report on a pilot study that tested the feasibility of a structured, ovarian cancer psychoeducational intervention (OCPI). Patients (N=33) were randomly assigned to either the control or OCPI study arms in which those in the intervention arm received 4 sequential, structured, in-person educational sessions. Data were collected at the time of accrual and at 1 and 3 months postaccrual. Results. This study demonstrated the feasibility of a structured psychoeducational program in an outpatient clinical setting. Conclusion. Study findings underscore the importance of developing interventions that address the 4 QOL domains impacted by ovarian cancer and support initiating a comprehensive psychoeducational intervention earlier in the course of illness.

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© American Association for Cancer Education 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shirley Otis-Green
    • 1
  • Betty Ferrell
    • 1
  • Virginia Sun
    • 1
  • Maren Spolum
    • 1
  • Robert Morgan
    • 1
  • Deborah MacDonald
    • 1
  1. 1.City of Hope National Medical CenterNursing Research and EducationDuarte