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At-Home Support for Rural Women Using Group Video Calling

This randomized phase I trial studies at-home group video calling sessions in quality of life in rural patients with breast cancer. At-home group video calling support sessions may improve the well-being and quality of life of women who have breast cancer

Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check to see if other locations are recruiting.



  • other : educational intervention
  • procedure : support group therapy

Phase: Phase 1


Ages Eligible For Study:

21 Years - N/A

Inclusion Criteria

- To be eligible for this study, the participant must have been diagnosed with breast cancer within the previous 5 years prior to study entry; individuals who have been diagnosed with any stage of breast cancer are eligible - There are no limitations regarding allowable type and amount of prior therapy - There are no race/ethnic restrictions - There are no life expectancy restrictions - Neither Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) nor Karnofsky performance status will be employed - There are no requirements for organ and marrow function - Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document; this will be assessed in the telephone screen conducted by Lisa Frankel as she will review each section of the consent form with the participant and ask if she has any questions about it; this telephone screen will have been approved by the Stanford University Institutional Review Board (IRB), and Lisa Frankel will conduct the interviews in a private location to ensure confidentiality - Eligibility for this study requires that a woman be a resident of one of 27 rural counties in California (Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Imperial, Inyo, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, or Yuba, except we will not include women living within the following cities: Chico, Madera, Redding, Rocklin, Roseville or Yuba City, due to this study's more rural focus) - Eligibility for this study requires that a woman has sufficient hearing to be able to engage in conversation over the phone - Eligibility for this study requires that a woman has a private place available where she can access the internet - Eligibility for this study requires that a woman is potentially available to meet at the day of the week and time of the day that the group intervention is scheduled รข in the event that she is randomly assigned to receive the at-home group calling intervention - Eligibility for this study requires that women have broadband or digital subscriber line (DSL) internet access - Eligibility for this study requires that women have a computer with a webcam and either a microphone or a phone available to call into the video conference

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Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Cheryl Koopman
Not Recruiting

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