Testicular — Closed
About one in five men feel stressed or down after finishing treatment for testicular cancer, but few seek help for this. That's why a team of cancer survivors, researchers and clinicians developed the e-TC website, which provides evidence-based information and psychological strategies for coping with the challenges associated with testicular cancer. This study aims to evaluate the use and satisfaction with the e-TC website in men who have finished treatment for testicular cancer and are feeling stressed, down or worried about their cancer coming back. Men will be recruited through clinicians at participating centres and online via search engine and social media advertising. Men who fulfil the study eligibility criteria will be given access to the e-TC website and will complete brief questionnaires asking about how they are feeling and their satisfaction with the website as they work through it. In addition, participants' psychological distress, quality of life and supportive care needs will also be assessed prior to accessing the eTC website and again after 12 and 24 weeks of access.
If you think this trial might be right for you, please ask your doctor.
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
Version 2, 19/12/16
Dr Allan ‘Ben’ Smith
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.