This randomized clinical trial will test whether giving an individualized personality feedback report to adults with a history of cancer can improve their self-awareness, confidence in managing their illness, and mood.



Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  • consent to participate - at least 18 years old (self-reported) - have a current or past cancer diagnosis (self-reported)

Exclusion Criteria

  • under 18 years old (self-reported) - indicate that they have no known history of cancer (self-reported) - unable to read or understand English

Study Design

Study Type
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Supportive Care
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Personality Feedback
The intervention arm will read about the Five-Factor model and receive a feedback report with individualized personality results and self-management recommendations.
  • Behavioral: Personality Feedback Self-Management Intervention
    The intervention is a personality feedback report that will tell participants whether they scored low (bottom third), average (middle third), or high (top third) on each of the five factor personality characteristics based on gender-matched norms. In addition to a description of general tendencies based on their level of each personality trait, the feedback will include information about how scoring in a given category may relate to an individual's cancer self-management or healthcare decision making. The feedback for each personality trait will include recommendations for how to improve key outcomes.
No Intervention
No-feedback Control
The control arm will read about the Five-Factor model but will not receive feedback or their personality results until after the study.

More Details

Tulane University

Study Contact

Detailed Description

This will be a randomized clinical trial examining whether a personality feedback intervention can improve three outcomes in an online sample of adults with cancer: 1) self-awareness, 2) self-efficacy for managing aspects of their illness, and 3) mood. The study will occur in a single 30-minute online session conducted in Qualtrics, with a pre-post randomized design. Participants will respond to a baseline survey including a measurement of the Five-Factor Personality Model and measures of the 3 outcomes of interest, followed by random assignment to either an intervention group or control group. Both groups will read a brief description of the Five-Factor Model of Personality. Those randomized to the intervention group will also receive an individualized feedback report containing their personality results on each of the five personality factors and recommendations for cancer self-management based on these results. After reading the personality information, participants will respond to the outcome measures again in a post-intervention survey. Control participants will receive their individualized personality feedback reports after the study is complete.


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