Nearly 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. As they go through cancer treatment, many patients experience a significant decline in their quality of life due to stress, treatment side effects, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. We propose to develop a web-based version of Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management, an empirically supported intervention for women with breast cancer. This web intervention will be convenient, private and available for low cost to women regardless of location or insurance coverage.
This study at Talaria, Inc., in Seattle, WA, is evaluating the effectiveness of an online workbook for women who were diagnosed with an early stage breast cancer and who are experiencing increased stress related to their diagnosis. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 130 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on June 2, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on June 4, 2010, after the Army of Women provided them with 461 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.
Coping with Breast Cancer Study