Taking Care of Her Program in Patients With Stage III or IV Ovarian Cancer and Spouse Caregivers

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington Cancer Consortium
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States
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This pilot clinical trial studies the Taking Care of Her program in patients with stage III or IV ovarian cancer and spouse caregivers. This counseling program may equip the spouse caregiver with skills to support and nurture the patient through initial diagnosis and treatment. It may also help patients and spouse caregivers improve communication and coping skills.

Additional Information

Caregiver Required: Yes

Therapeutic Area: cancer

Who is Eligible?: Inclusion Criteria:
Spouses of women with diagnosed within the past 8 months with stage III or IV ovarian cancer will be eligible to participate, as will the diagnosed wife/partner
Spouses and patients must be married or cohabiting and in intimate relationship for at least 6 months
Have English as one of their languages of choice (they can be multilingual)
Have access to a telephone
Have not been diagnosed with a prior cancer within the recent 5 years, except basal or squamous cell skin carcinoma
Both heterosexual and same sex couples will be eligible

Exclusion Criteria:
Women diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer and who are hospice eligible
Spouses/partners could not participate if the patient refused participation