Effects of Web-Based Instruction and Patient Preferences on Patient-Reported Outcomes and Learning for Women with Advanced Ovarian Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
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A randomized controlled trial was conducted of a web-based intervention to improve advanced care planning in women with ovarian cancer. A secondary analysis of 35 randomized women focused on changes in distress and knowledge about ovarian cancer through distress monitoring and information tailored to patients' cognitive coping style (monitoring, blunting). Pre-/postresults indicated the Intervention group demonstrated lower distress (p = 0.06); blunting was associated with lower depression (p = 0.04); knowledge in both groups was unchanged. Women in the Intervention vs. Control group reported their family was less likely to be upset by cancer information (p = 0.0004). This intervention reduced distress while incorporating patient preferences.
Petzel, Sue V.; Vogel, Rachel; Cragg, Julie; McClellan, Molly; Chan, Daniel; Jacko, Julie; Sainfort, François; and Geller, Melissa A., "Effects of Web-Based Instruction and Patient Preferences on Patient-Reported Outcomes and Learning for Women with Advanced Ovarian Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial" (2018). HCBE Faculty Articles. 1108.