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Contemplative Self-Healing to Improve Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors: the Avon Foundation Program to Reach Medically Underserved Populations


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

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Trial Information

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.


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.

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

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

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

0209005792(RCT)

NCT ID:

NCT00278837

Start Date:

May 2003

Completion Date:

March 2010

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Meditation
  • Stress-reduction
  • Cognitive-affective behavior learning
  • Breast Neoplasms

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Location

The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical CenterNew York, New York  10021