What do you do when your primary outcome is social participation and the world is social distancing? Lessons learned from a cancer rehabilitation clinical trial

Start Date Wednesday, April 19, 2023
DateApr 19, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Emerging Evidence Series

Featured Speaker:

Kathleen D. Lyons, ScD, OTR/L, Rehabilitation Scientist & Occupational Therapist


Occupational therapy leaders have long advocated for occupation-based practice, emphasizing the potency of engaging in meaningful activities during therapy sessions. Our team developed an intervention to help breast cancer survivors engage in daily therapeutic occupations outside of the context of a therapy session. This talk will present lessons learned while delivering both a cancer rehabilitation intervention and an attention control condition by telephone within a randomized controlled trial during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The research and clinical implications of the choice to deliver the intervention by telephone will be discussed, as well as insights from a process evaluation of intervention delivery.

Featured Speaker

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Professor, Occupational Therapy Director, Cancer Rehabilitation (CaRe) Lab