Using MOST to EMPOWER: Optimizing an emotion regulation intervention to enhance well-being among young adult cancer survivors

Project: Research project

Project Details


The primary objective of this research is to optimize a psychosocial intervention for reducing distress and enhancing well-being (EMPOWER) using a Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) and pilot the optimized intervention among post-treatment, young adult cancer survivors (YAs). This four-year study has two specific aims:

1.Using a highly efficient MOST framework, examine which of five components contribute meaningfully to well-being among post-treatment, YA cancer survivors.

2.Identify mediators and moderators of intervention component efficacy for the primary well-being outcomes.

Specific Tasks:

For this proposal, Dr. Moskowitz will serve as the site Principal Investigator. In this role, she will:
• Liaise with study team members at Northwestern (Dr. Sanford, Ms. Shiu)
• Maintain the Northwestern budget
• Obtain and maintain regulatory permissions at Northwestern
• Implement effective recruitment strategies
• Monitor study accrual
• Interpret results
• Prepare manuscripts and presentations related to study data
• Disseminate study results
Effective start/end date7/5/196/30/23


  • Wake Forest University Health Sciences (412-100730-550033//5R01CA242849-02)
  • National Cancer Institute (412-100730-550033//5R01CA242849-02)


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