By teaching skills to improve the coordination of care and support in couples coping with
head and neck cancer (HNC), this couple-based psychosocial intervention holds great promise
for improving self-management, reducing costly hospitalizations and treatment interruptions,
and improving both partners' quality of life. Home-based delivery will enhance future
dissemination and outreach to those who do not have access to psychosocial services or live
far away from their care centers. If found effective, the intervention may also have salutary
downstream effects on the health and well-being of HNC patients and their partners.