This is a feasibility study of acupuncture for anxiety reduction in women with breast
cancer. Ten patients will be recruited at the UNM Cancer Research Treatment Center via the
Breast Clinic and screened for anxiety. Treatment will consist of 10 acupuncture sessions
over 5 weeks. Measures (Hopkins Symptom Checklist, Sheehan Disability Index) will be
administered and analyzed for treatment effect on scores.
- Woman age 18 years or older excluding the need for parental/guardian permission.
- Histologic diagnosis of breast cancer.
- Having a minimum anxiety score of 1.75 on the Hopkins Symptom Checklist (HSCL) with
sufficient English language proficiency for the investigators to make this
- Able to give informed consent.
- Willingness to participate in the study and receive 10 acupuncture treatments in 5
- Ability to fill out questionnaires and communicate with the research staff
- Males with breast cancer
- Psychoses or a major personality disorder
- Current use of opiates,
Type of Study:
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
University of New Mexico
United States: Institutional Review Board
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Neoplasms
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