A guided internet-delivered individually-tailored ACT-influenced cognitive behavioural intervention to improve psychosocial outcomes in breast cancer survivors (iNNOVBC) : Study protocol

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Mendes-Santo , C , Weiderpass , E , Santana , R & Andersson , G 2019 , ' A guided internet-delivered individually-tailored ACT-influenced cognitive behavioural intervention to improve psychosocial outcomes in breast cancer survivors (iNNOVBC) : Study protocol ' , Internet interventions : The application of information technology in mental and behavioural health , vol. 17 , 100236 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2019.01.004

Title: A guided internet-delivered individually-tailored ACT-influenced cognitive behavioural intervention to improve psychosocial outcomes in breast cancer survivors (iNNOVBC) : Study protocol
Author: Mendes-Santo, Cristina; Weiderpass, Elisabete; Santana, Rui; Andersson, Gerhard
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics

Date: 2019-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Internet interventions : The application of information technology in mental and behavioural health
ISSN: 2214-7829
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2019.01.004
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/305773
Abstract: Background: Internet-delivered interventions can provide remarkable opportunities in addressing breast cancer survivors' unmet support care needs, as they present an effective strategy to improve care coordination and provide access to efficacious, cost-efficient and convenient survivorship care. Nevertheless, research focusing on improving survivors' psychosocial needs using internet-based tools is scarce and its practical implementation is limited. Objectives: To study the acceptability, feasibility, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of iNNOVBC, a 10 weeks guided internet-delivered individually-tailored Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)-influenced cognitive behavioural (CBT) intervention developed to improve mild to moderate anxiety and depression in Breast cancer survivors when compared to treatment as usual (TAU) in a waiting list control group (WLC). Methods: A two-arm, parallel, open label, multicentre, waiting list randomized controlled trial will be conducted to investigate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of INNOVBC. The primary outcomes in this research will be anxiety and depression. Secondary outcomes will include psychological flexibility, fatigue, insomnia, sexual dysfunction and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). Ethical approval: This study has been reviewed and approved by Comisstio Nacional de Protectio de Dados; Instituto Portuguis de Oncologia do Porto Francisco Gentil; Unidade Local de Satide de Matosinhos, EPE; Centro Hospitalar de Sao Joao and Ordem dos Psicologos ethical committees. Expected results: It is anticipated that iNNOVBC will show to be an efficacious and cost-effective program in improving the outcomes of interest in this study, as opposed to a WLC under TAU. The results of this research will be published in accordance with CONSORT-EHEALTH guidelines. Conclusions: This study will inform on the acceptability, feasibility, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of iNNOVBC, in improving psychosocial outcomes in breast cancer survivors when compared to TAU in a WLC. Its conclusions will contribute to understand the idiosyncrasies of designing and implementing internet-delivered interventions in breast cancer survivors.
Subject: Breast cancer survivors
Internet psychosocial intervention
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Randomized controlled trial protocol
Portugal, EU
QUALITY-OF-LIFE
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL
FACE-TO-FACE
COMMITMENT THERAPY
SELF-MANAGEMENT
SUPPORTIVE CARE
DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS
SEXUAL FUNCTION
RISK-FACTORS
YOUNG-WOMEN
3141 Health care science
515 Psychology
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