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Low-Intensity CBT for Gynaecological Cancer Survivors

Condition:   Gynecological CancerIntervention:   Other: Group delivered Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural TherapySponsor:   University of ChesterActive, not recruiting

There are 21,500 gynaecological cancers diagnosed in the UK each year. These are often diagnosed later than common cancers, which is predictive of low survival and high psychological distress. There are few studies published which accurately map the profile of distress and supportive care needs in gynaecological cancer patients, nor which test psychological interventions to support this group.

This study will use a non-randomised controlled trial design to explore the potential benefits of taking part in a psychological intervention designed in this group of women. The intervention is group-delivered and runs for eight weeks. It is delivered by psychologists, psychological wellbeing practitioners, and cancer nurse specialists. We will use validated self-report questionnaires to assess how helpful this intervention is at reducing distress and improving quality of life in the participants. This will be done in comparison with a treatment-as-usual control group recruited from a second clinical site. This second group of participants will not receive the psychological intervention, but they will complete the same assessments, at the same time points. To ensure participants are well supported, data collection in control control group participants will be done by telephone interview rather than self-report questionnaires. Both groups of participants will undertake a three-month follow-up assessment to check the longer-term effectiveness of the psychological intervention.

Gynecological Cancer Other: Group delivered Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Not Applicable

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