Heiney et al. (2015) (same participants used)
Randomised control trial
Aim: consider if depression and fatigue decrease more in the story intervention group compared to a control group
Eligibility Criteria: 1) 21 years old or older, African-American, English Speaking, Diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma within the previous 6 months.
Intervention group 55.4 (11.0) years
56.7 (11.0) years
Treatment details: intervention developed by teleconference
Length: 8 weeks then every 2 weeks for 3 years
Content: Randomisation into story intervention group or psychosocial care (active control group). Control group received normal care and could request any care within standard treatment.
Assessor/Researcher/HCPs involved: two social workers facilitated the session, in 15 sets of 10 participants.
Cost: Stipends given to participants $3 - $10 dollars
Development rationale: participation in a group brings on benefits for individuals where sharing is possible with others who are similar.
Outcome measure assessment:
POMS-Short form (PMS-SF) (McNair et al., 1992)
Outcome measure development/Pilot work:
Duration of interview: N/A
Analysis: Wilcoxon signed rank test due to skewed data