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

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-221
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Ovarian Neoplasms
Quality of Life
Feasibility Studies
Outpatients

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  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Otis-Green, S., Ferrell, B., Sun, V., Spolum, M., Morgan, R., & MacDonald, D. (2008). Feasibility of an ovarian cancer quality-of-life psychoeducational intervention. Journal of Cancer Education, 23(4), 214-221. https://doi.org/10.1080/08858190802188784

Feasibility of an ovarian cancer quality-of-life psychoeducational intervention. / Otis-Green, Shirley; Ferrell, Betty; Sun, Virginia; Spolum, Maren; Morgan, Robert; MacDonald, Deborah.

In: Journal of Cancer Education, Vol. 23, No. 4, 01.10.2008, p. 214-221.

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Otis-Green, S, Ferrell, B, Sun, V, Spolum, M, Morgan, R & MacDonald, D 2008, 'Feasibility of an ovarian cancer quality-of-life psychoeducational intervention', Journal of Cancer Education, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 214-221. https://doi.org/10.1080/08858190802188784
Otis-Green, Shirley ; Ferrell, Betty ; Sun, Virginia ; Spolum, Maren ; Morgan, Robert ; MacDonald, Deborah. / Feasibility of an ovarian cancer quality-of-life psychoeducational intervention. In: Journal of Cancer Education. 2008 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 214-221.
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