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18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Gynecologic Malignancy, Abdominal Surgery by Laparotomy, Pain, Psychological Distress, Lung Function, Surgical Complications

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Trial Information

Inclusion Criteria:

- Signed protocol specific informed consent

- 18 years of age or older

- Scheduled for a major abdominal gynecological surgery to remove a mass that is
suspected to be malignant

Exclusion Criteria:

- Unable to read or understand English

- Cognitively impaired and/or cannot complete interviews as judged by the referring
physician, nurse, or study staff

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Feasibility of implementing and evaluating a Mindful Movement and Breathing Program among women undergoing gynecologic surgery for a suspected malignancy (recruitment, retention, adherence, and program evaluation and acceptability rates)

Outcome Description:

The proportion of participants who participated in all YST sessions and those who completed all assessments will be computed and compared to those with incomplete data by demographic characteristics. We will model the relationship between adherence and baseline scores of the measures, as well as change in scores. We will also calculate the proportions and 95% confidence intervals of the items that measure program evaluation and intervention to the Clinical Studies Coordinator, nurses and yoga instructor.

Outcome Time Frame:

4-5 days

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Suzanne Danhauer, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Wake Forest University


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

CCCWFU 01112



Start Date:

May 2012

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Gynecologic Malignancy
  • Abdominal Surgery by Laparotomy
  • Pain
  • Psychological Distress
  • Lung Function
  • Surgical Complications
  • Neoplasms



Wake Forest University Health Sciences Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27157