Avon Foundation Program to Improve Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatment||mindfulness based meditation program|
|Sponsor||Weill Medical College of Cornell University|
|Start date||May 2003|
|End date||March 2010|
|Trial size||160 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00278837, 0209005792(RCT)|
Women with breast cancer often suffer significant distress and disability from their disease. A practice of meditation-based stress reduction and cognitive-affective-behavioral learning may help women with breast cancer decrease their suffering and improve their quality of life.
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
|Primary purpose||supportive care|
Quality of life will be assessed by within patient differences in the FACT-G (General Functional Assessment of Cancer Treatment Scale), as well as with the disease specific subscales at baseline and at 12 months.
time frame: Subjects will complete questionnaires at baseline and closeout. Patients will participate in the meditation program weekly for 20 weeks.
Female participants at least 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: All women with stage I-III breast cancer who have received treatment within the preceding year will be eligible for inclusion in the study. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patients who refuse to participate will be excluded 2. Patients with metastatic (stage IV) cancer are excluded.
|Official title||Contemplative Self-Healing to Improve Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors: the Avon Foundation Program to Reach Medically Underserved Populations|
|Principal investigator||Mary E Charlson, MD|
|Description||The objective of this study in women recently treated for breast cancer is to determine whether an intervention program consisting of group and individual instruction in a meditation-based practice of stress-reduction and cognitive-affective-behavioral learning has the potential for reducing disabling distress and improving quality of life in a population vulnerable to the progression or recurrence of disease. Quality of life will be assessed at 12 months.|
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