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).