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  • Project Category Definitions

     

    Education

    •      Development of communication tools and methods to include e-communications and social networking 
    •      Education of patients, health care providers, at-risk populations, and the general population about breast cancer 
    •      Communication to patients regarding therapeutic options 
    •      Educational interventions to promote self-care and symptom management 
    •      Communicating breast cancer risk to underserved populations, at-risk populations, and the general public 
    •      Communication of lifestyle models that reduce breast cancer risk, such as communication of nutritional interventions 
    •      Special approaches and considerations for underserved and at-risk populations 
    •      Education, information, and prevention/screening/assessment systems for the general public, primary care professionals, or policy makers 

     

    Screening

    •      Interventions to change attitudes and beliefs that affect behavior related to breast cancer control and breast cancer outcomes 
    •      Influences of attitudes and beliefs on compliance to treatment and prevention protocols 

     

    Diagnosis

    •      Interventions to change attitudes and beliefs that affect behavior related to breast cancer control and breast cancer outcomes 
    •      Influences of attitudes and beliefs on compliance to treatment and prevention protocols 
    •      Psychological or educational interventions to promote behaviors that lessen treatment-related morbidity and promote psychological adjustment to the      
    •     diagnosis of breast cancer and to treatment effects 

     

    Treatment

    •      Interventions to change attitudes and beliefs that affect behavior related to breast cancer control and breast cancer outcomes 
    •      Influences of attitudes and beliefs on compliance to treatment and prevention protocols 
    •      Psychological or educational interventions to promote behaviors that lessen treatment-related morbidity and promote psychological adjustment to the 
    •       diagnosis of breast cancer and to treatment effects 
    •       Clinical trial groups  

     

    Treatment Support

    •      Pain management 
    •      Psychological impacts of breast cancer survivorship 
    •      Rehabilitation 
    •      Reproductive issues 
    •      Symptom management 
    •      End-of-life care issues, including palliative care, psychological interventions with families at end of life, hospice care, and pain management for terminally ill 
    •      patients 
    •      Influences of attitudes and beliefs on compliance to treatment and prevention protocols 

     

    Survivorship

    •      Quality of life 
    •      Pain management 
    •      Psychological impacts of breast cancer survivorship 
    •      Rehabilitation 
    •      Reproductive issues 
    •      Long term morbidity 
    •      Clinical trial groups related to breast cancer control, survivorship, and outcomes research 

     

    Health Care Delivery/Systems Change

    •      Centers, consortia, and/or networks 
    •      Analysis of health service provision, including the interaction of primary and secondary care 
    •      Impact of organizational, social, and cultural factors on access and quality of care