Mindful Movement Program for Breast Cancer Survivors
- To test the effects of the 12-week Mindful Movement Program on quality of life in older
female breast cancer survivors.
- To test the effects of this program on mindfulness outcomes in these participants.
- To compare mindfulness qualities in the experimental group with the control group.
- To determine the qualitative benefits of this program as described by these
OUTLINE: Participants are randomized to 1 of 2 intervention arms.
- Arm I (Mindful Movement Program [MMP]): Participants undergo a 2-hour MMP session once
weekly for 12 weeks. Participants are encouraged to practice intentional-mindful
movement at home 5 minutes daily during weeks 1-4, 10 minutes daily during weeks 5-8,
and 15 minutes daily during weeks 9-12. Mindful movement is a self-directed activity
incorporating mindfulness concepts and physical movement. Mindfulness consists of the
three core elements: intention (reasons for participating in a mindfulness
intervention), attention (observing experiences in the present moment), and attitude
(nonjudgmental openness and acceptance of experiences). Each MMP session includes
verbal sharing with a partner and the group and movement individually and with a
partner, while focusing on the elements of mindfulness. Music is incorporated into some
portion of each session.
- Arm II (control): Participants undergo no intervention. All participants complete
questionnaires for sociodemographic and individual characteristics, quality of life
(including psychological, social, spiritual, and physical well-being, anxiety and
depression, fear of recurrence, body image, and upper body symptoms), movement, and
mindfulness (including attention, self-compassion, and intention) at baseline and weeks
12 and 18.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 75 participants (45 in the experimental group and 30 in the
control group) will be accrued for this study.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Effects of the Mindful Movement Program on psychological well-being, distress, fear of recurrence, physical well-being, upper-body symptom bother, social well-being, body image, and spiritual well-being at baseline and weeks 12 and 18
6 months after study entry
Rebecca Crane-Okada, PhD
Beckman Research Institute
United States: Institutional Review Board
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