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A randomized controlled trial of web-based cognitive behavioral therapy for severely fatigued breast cancer survivors (CHANGE-study): study protocol

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, October 2015
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Title
A randomized controlled trial of web-based cognitive behavioral therapy for severely fatigued breast cancer survivors (CHANGE-study): study protocol
Published in
BMC Cancer, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12885-015-1787-7
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Authors

H. J. G. Abrahams, M. F. M. Gielissen, M. M. Goedendorp, T. Berends, M. E. W. J. Peters, H. Poort, C. A. H. H. V. M. Verhagen, H. Knoop

Abstract

About one third of breast cancer survivors suffer from persistent severe fatigue after completion of curative cancer treatment. Face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy (F2F CBT), especially designed for fatigue in cancer survivors, was found effective in reducing fatigue. However, this intervention is intensive and treatment capacity is limited. To extend treatment options, a web-based version of CBT requiring less therapist time was developed. This intervention is aimed at changing fatigue-perpetuating cognitions and behaviors. The efficacy of web-based CBT will be examined in a multicenter randomized controlled trial. In total, 132 severely fatigued breast cancer survivors will be recruited and randomized to either an intervention condition or care as usual (ratio 1:1). Participants will be assessed at baseline and 6 months thereafter. The intervention group will receive web-based CBT, consisting of three F2F sessions and maximally eight web-based modules over a period of 6 months. The care as usual group will be on a waiting list for regular F2F CBT. The total duration of the waiting list is 6 months. The primary outcome of the study is fatigue severity. Secondary outcomes are functional impairments, psychological distress and quality of life. If web-based CBT is effective, it will provide an additional treatment option for fatigue in breast cancer survivors. Web-based CBT is expected to be less time-consuming for therapists than regular F2F CBT, which would result in an increased treatment capacity. Moreover, the intervention would become more easily accessible for a larger number of patients, and patients can save travel time and costs. Dutch Trial Registry - NTR4309.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 197 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 32 16%
Student > Master 26 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 9%
Student > Bachelor 17 9%
Other 35 18%
Unknown 48 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 52 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 13%
Sports and Recreations 6 3%
Computer Science 5 3%
Other 25 13%
Unknown 55 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 March 2016.
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#6,866,195
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#1,796
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#86,285
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Cancer
#50
of 225 outputs
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