Closed Studies

At-Home Support for Rural Women Using Group Video Calling


This study is a collaboration between Sierra Streams Institute and Stanford University. Cheryl Koopman, PhD, at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, and Mary Anne Kreshka, MA, and Joanne Hild, MS, at Sierra Streams Institute, Nevada City, CA

Study Review

Researchers at Stanford University, in collaboration with Sierra Streams Institute, are investigating whether a professionally led breast cancer support group that uses video calling is feasible, useful, and satisfactory for breast cancer survivors in rural California. Using a variety of recruitment methods, their goal was to enroll up to 32 volunteers from rural California counties. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women (AOW) members on Feb. 13, 2013, and the researchers closed enrollment on Nov. 4, 2013. The AOW provided them with 23 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.



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