Journal article

A nurse- and peer-led psycho-educational intervention to support women with gynaecological cancers receiving curative radiotherapy: The PeNTAGOn randomised controlled trial - ANZGOG 1102

P Schofield, K Gough, M Pascoe, R Bergin, K White, L Mileshkin, D Bernshaw, N Kinnane, M Jackson, V Do, A Brand, S Aranda, R Cheuk, A Drosdowsky, S Penberthy, I Juraskova

Gynecologic Oncology | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: Radiotherapy for gynaecological cancer is associated with multiple adverse effects. This randomised controlled trial evaluated the impact of a combined nurse- and peer-led psycho-educational intervention on psychological distress, preparation for treatment, quality of life, psychosexual function, unmet needs and vaginal stenosis. METHODS: Eligible women had a confirmed diagnosis of gynaecological cancer, scheduled to receive radiotherapy with curative intent, aged ≥18 years, and able to read and write English. Participants randomly assigned one-to-one to either four nurse-led consultations plus four peer-led telephone sessions, or to usual care. Participants completed study measur..

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Awarded by Cancer Australia/Beyond Blue

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The study was conducted by the Department of Cancer Experiences Research at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, in collaboration with ANZGOG. This work was supported by grants from Cancer Australia/Beyond Blue; [Grant number: 566942], and the National Health and Medical Research Council; [Grant Project number: GNT1005708]. The funding bodies have had no role in the design of this study, nor in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, or writing of this manuscript.