e-TC 2.0

Trial Title:

e-TC 2.0 Further development and pilot testing of an online psychological intervention aimed at reducing anxiety, depression and fear of cancer recurrence in testicular cancer survivors   

Trial Acronym:

Phase I

Protocol Number:

Version 2, 19/12/16

Trial Design:

Single-arm multi-site phase I trial 

Collaborators:

Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation (CONCERT), Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research; Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group, University of Sydney; Royal Melbourne Hospital; Australian Prostate Cancer Research; Swinburne University of Technology; Federation University, Australia

ANZ Study Chair:

Dr Allan 'Ben' Smith 

ANZ Coordinating Centre:

CONCERT, Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research 

Trial Coordinator:

Dr Louise Heiniger

Trial Email:

ben.smith@unsw.edu.au

Patient Population:
Men over the age of 18 years who:
  • Have been diagnosed with testicular cancer
  • Have completed active treatment (i.e. surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy);
  • Have access to the internet at least weekly for up to 12 weeks;
  • Can speak and read English well;
  • Are feeling stressed, down or have frequent worries about their cancer coming back.
Intervention:
e-TC 2.0 Website - An online psychological intervention with six modules:

Module 1: The Foundations Module (Putting together a toolkit to manage stress and worry)
Module 2: How you feel after treatment for testicular cancer
Module 3: Physical changes and side effects
Module 4: Masculinity and sexuality
Module 5: Relationships and intimacy
Module 6: Life after testicular cancer 

Primary Outcome:

Feasibility, as indicated by website usage data and acceptability as indicated by participant satisfaction with individual modules and the website as a whole. 

Secondary Outcomes:

Potential efficacy of e-TC 2.0 in reducing anxiety, depression and/or fear of cancer recurrence.

Status:

Open for recruitment 

Sites Recruiting:


NSW
• Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
• Concord Repatriation General Hospital
• Northern Cancer Institute 
• Royal North Shore Hospital

VIC
• Monash Cancer Centre
• Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

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