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The Effect Of Meditation On Quality Of Life In Women With Breast Cancer And Other Gynecological Cancers:Avon Program for Meditation and Healing


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Female
Breast Cancers, Gynecologic Cancer

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The Effect Of Meditation On Quality Of Life In Women With Breast Cancer And Other Gynecological Cancers:Avon Program for Meditation and Healing


The objective of this project in women recently treated for breast or other gynecologic
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.


Inclusion Criteria:



- All women with stage I-III breast or other gynecologic cancer who have received
treatment within the preceding year will be eligible for inclusion in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients who refuse to participate will be excluded

- Patients with Metastatic cancer are excluded.

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

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.

Outcome Time Frame:

Subjects will complete questionnaires at baseline and closeout. Patients will participate in the meditation program weekly for 20 weeks.

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Mary E Charlson, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

0209005792

NCT ID:

NCT00248911

Start Date:

May 2003

Completion Date:

March 2010

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Meditation
  • Stress-reduction
  • Cognitive-affective behavioral learning
  • Breast Neoplasms

Name

Location

Weill Cornell Medical College-New York HospitalNew York, New York  10065