Contemplative Self-Healing to Improve Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors: the Avon Foundation Program to Reach Medically Underserved Populations
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.
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
United States: Institutional Review Board
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