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.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, 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.
Subjects will complete questionnaires at baseline and closeout. Patients will participate in the meditation program weekly for 20 weeks.
Mary E Charlson, MD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
United States: Institutional Review Board
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