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Building Your New Normal VA


The over-arching goal of the study is to determine whether an intervention using highly personalized automated telephone monitoring and self-management support calls paired with tailored print material can effectively improve Veteran-centered outcomes for prostate cancer survivors.


To address the need to improve patient-centered survivorship care management for Veterans with prostate cancer, this study has two aims: 1) to conduct a randomized controlled trial to compare a personally tailored automated telephone symptom management intervention for improving symptoms and symptom self-management to usual care. We expect that those in the intervention group will have more confidence in symptom self-management and better symptom self-management and prostate cancer quality of life following the intervention, and that these outcomes will translate to more efficient use of services for these Veterans. 2) to compare utilization of services among those in the intervention group to those in the control group.


n=~650 Veteran prostate cancer survivors