Baseline self-report outcome measures will be completed and additional assessments will
occur mid-treatment , post-treatment , 3 months following completion of all sessions, and 6
months following completion of all sessions. Patients and therapists will complete the
evaluation measures in private (at home, in an office).
At the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, BBI treatment is offered in group and
individual formats. The course of individual treatment varies and group treatment consists
of 10 1.5-hour weekly sessions in the "intensive" phase, followed by 2 1.5-hour bi-weekly
maintenance sessions. Individual treatment is one-on-one. In group treatment, there are
typically 6-12 patients per group and 1 or 2 therapists. The intervention helps patients to
learn adaptive coping strategies and how to apply them to daily stressors. Additional
content discusses use of seeking information, enhancing social support, enhancing body
esteem and intimacy, and maintaining positive changes.
- Stage I-IV gynecologic cancer (including ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar, or
- Undergoing active treatment or in remission and undergoing active surveillance; age
≥21 and ≤80
- Able to speak/read English.
- Concurrent diagnosis of organic brain syndrome, dementia, mental retardation
- Non-English speaking, or significant sensory deficit
- Major mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia, psychotic disorder).