PEPSIN is a feasibility study designed for women with early stage breast cancer who are enrolling on a personalised supportive intervention, either a specialised make-up/skincare programme (for example, Look Good Feel Better) or exercise programme (for example, Brighter Outlook, CUFitter).
Our aim will be to gather evidence about the impact of interventions. Participants are invited to complete a series of psychological and biological measures (for example, to complete questionnaires and provide saliva/hair samples) before workshop participation and over the course of 12 weeks thereafter. The time points will allow us to assess whether there are psychobiological changes associated with attendance, whether or not these changes are durable over time, and if there is an association with psychosocial outcomes.
Additionally, we will capture information about whether the participants were in favour of any of these measures, how long they took to complete and how easy they were to complete.