The investigators will recruit 60 patients diagnosed with gynecologic (ovarian, uterine, cervical, or vulvar cancer), breast or colorectal cancer who are starting a new line of treatment at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. Participants will be randomized to Proactive CoC intervention versus Usual Care. Usual Care consists of the current care processes at the cancer center where information on CoC and financial assistance are only provided once a financial need is identified. The main goal is to compare the change in financial distress from baseline to 6 months to see if patients who received any of the Proactive CoC intervention have improved financial distress compared to those in Usual Care.
All participants will complete two main surveys at 0 and 6 months that will ask questions to measure the study outcomes, self-efficacy (patient reported confidence managing certain situations, such as dealing with CoC), depression, anxiety, and insurance knowledge. Participants randomized to any of the Proactive CoC intervention groups will complete three additional phone interviews at 2, 4, and 6 months to check how participants utilized the materials, reasons why they have or have not, and what sections were helpful or not. This study is important to determine whether the Proactive CoC intervention can be successfully delivered, whether the intervention is useful to help patients decrease financial distress, and to inform the design of a future larger study that will include different cancer types and health systems.
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