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 (412-45117-10000550033Amd3//5R01CA242849-04)
  • National Cancer Institute (412-45117-10000550033Amd3//5R01CA242849-04)


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