If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are experiencing memory loss and concentration associated with cancer treatments, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at UCLA in California.
The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a rehabilitation group intervention program.
What does the study involve?
If you choose to take part in the research study, you will need to go to UCLA for an initial baseline visit then once a week for a five-week group intervention. You will need to return for two more follow-up visits: a week or two after the group intervention has ended, then two months later.
The first visit will take about three hours, the group intervention visits are two hours each and the follow-up visits will take approximately 2.5 hours each. You will be mailed a survey questionnaire to complete at your home before your baseline and follow-up visits.
If you participate in this study, you will be taking part in a procedure called quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG). An EEG is a test that measures the electrical activity of the brain. The purpose of QEEG is to determine whether or not we can detect EEG patterns associated with cognitive complaints after breast cancer.
This procedure will be conducted at three time points in the study. Half of the women will be assigned by chance to participate immediately in the rehabilitation group intervention program, and half will be assigned to a wait list control group. This type of randomized study is necessary to scientifically prove that something is effective. The wait list control group will also be able to participate in the group intervention, but not until after all the visits have been completed.
How do I find out more about the study?
To find out more about the study, please download a flyer or call (310) 825-2520.