“Managing Anxiety From Cancer (MAC): Testing an Intervention for Anxiety in Older Adults With Cancer and Their Caregivers”
This study is being done to test the effects of Managing Anxiety from Cancer (MAC) therapy on anxiety compared to usual care, in patients and their caregivers. MAC is different from usual care because it uses a plan for managing anxiety that has been shown to work in previous studies. MAC has designed this plan for people 65 years of age and older. MAC also includes the primary caregiver which has been shown to help patients manage their anxiety.
Behavioral - Managing Anxiety from Cancer (MAC)
The intervention consists of seven telephone-administered sessions. Session topics include psychoeducation on anxiety, behavioral strategies for managing anxiety, cognitive restructuring, communication skills training, acceptance techniques, problem-solving strategies, and planning for future anxiety. Session content is tailored for older adults and caregivers of older adults with cancer.
Managing Anxiety From Cancer (MAC): A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Psychological Intervention for Anxiety in Older Adults With Cancer and Their Caregivers