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Evaluating Neuropsychological and Psychological Screening in Cancer Survivors


Title Evaluating Neuropsychological and Psychological Screening in Cancer Survivors
Therapeutic Area Cancer
Principal Investigator Nadine M. Linendoll, PhD, MDiv, GNP
Min Age 18 Years
Gender All
Contact Nadine M. Linendoll
617 -636-3292

Overview

The overall aim of this research project is to assess the feasibility and performance of neuropsychological and psychological screening measures completed by adolescents and young adults (AYA), and adults, who receive care at the Reid R. Sacco A YA Cancer Clinic or the Adult Cancer Survivorship Clinic, both at Tufts MC. The AYA Clinic provides cancer survivorship care to individuals between the ages of 18-39 years, while the Adult Clinic serves survivors ages >40. Two screening measures will be assessed: (1) the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA), a screener for mild cognitive impairment and (2) the Brief Symptom lnventory-18 (BSI), a screener for psychological distress. The results from these well-validated screeners will guide future care for these participants at Tufts MC and beyond. 

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Adult Cancer Survivor
  • English Speaking
  • 18+ years of age

Exclusion Criteria

  • Non English Speakers
  • Under 18 years of age
  • Inability to provide consent due to documented evidence of pervasive cognitive impairment or under legal guardianship.

Study Requirements

Twenty five participant have been recruited for this study and have completed the two study instruments within 15 minutes.