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Quality of Life Outcomes Following Mind-body Skills Training for Cancer Patients That Are Facilitated Either Face-to-face or Online: A Pilot Study


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Quality of Life, Life Change Events, Neoplasms

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Trial Information

Quality of Life Outcomes Following Mind-body Skills Training for Cancer Patients That Are Facilitated Either Face-to-face or Online: A Pilot Study


Inclusion Criteria:



- TNM staged tumors Stage I to Stage IV,

- Tumors staged according to the Ann Arbor staging classification system (commonly
lymphomas)

- Tumors which don't have a clear-cut staging system such as most types of leukemia and
blood or bone marrow cancers

- Tumors staged by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (cervix,
uterus, ovary, vagina, and vulva).

- No neurological illness

Exclusion Criteria:

- Mental functioning clinically estimated to be below the low average range (IQ< 80).
(Impaired cognitive level might impede verbal comprehension).

- Not being able to speak or understand English;

- No access to reliable computer with operational software to participate in online
video conferences

- Unavailability of built-in or external web-cam

- Unavailability of reliable high-speed Internet connection

- Unavailability of reliable transportation to and from face-to-face MBM skills group
meetings

- Barring unforeseen circumstances, intent to participate in each and every one of the
eight MBM Skills Groups session

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Change in Quality Of Life, as assessed by the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) instrument

Outcome Description:

The WHOQOL-BREF is a 26-item version of the WHOQOL-100 assessment. The instrument has been tested and developed for almost 20 years and "…results indicate that overall, the WHOQOL-BREF is a sound, cross-culturally valid assessment of QOL, as reflected by its four domains: physical, psychological, social and environment" (Skevington, Lofty, & O'Connell, 2004).

Outcome Time Frame:

Baseline, week 4

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Werner Absenger, M.Sc.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Absenger Cancer Education Foundation, Spring Lake, Michigan & Saybrook University's College of Mind-Body Medicine, San Francisco, California

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

MBM 5538

NCT ID:

NCT01586546

Start Date:

May 2012

Completion Date:

June 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Quality of Life
  • Life Change Events
  • Neoplasms
  • Mind-body
  • Psychosocial
  • Meditation
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Guided Imagery
  • Visualization
  • Neoplasms

Name

Location

Absenger Cancer Education FoundationSpring Lake, Michigan  49456