The purpose of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of a telephone counseling program for cancer survivors. The Cancer Survivor Telephone Education and Personal Support (C-STEPS) program was developed to address psychosocial and health behavior outcomes among cancer survivors. According to Garrett et al. (2013), this was the first telephone counseling intervention to simultaneously address psychosocial and health behavior in this patient population.
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Salz, T., McCabe, M. S., Onstad, E. E., Baxi, S. S., Deming, R. L., Franco, R. A., … Oeffinger, K. C. (2014). Survivorship care plans: Is there buy-in from community oncology providers? Cancer, 120, 722-730. doi:10.1002/cncr.28472