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BRIEF TITLE: Online and Mobile Mindfulness Intervention to Improve the Well-Being of Cancer Survivors

Online and Mobile Mindfulness Intervention to Improve the Well-Being of Cancer Survivors


  • Org Study ID: Bantum-2017-1
  • Secondary ID:
  • NCT ID: NCT03581357
  • NCT Alias:
  • Sponsor: University of Hawaii - Other
  • Source: University of Hawaii

Brief Summary

Evaluate the impact and satisfaction of Online Mindfulness Meditation (OMM) on anxiety, pain, fatigue, trauma, and sleep in cancer survivors.

Detailed Description


Through previous research, mindfulness meditation has been linked to decreases in anxiety,
increased pain tolerance, better mood, and improved quality of life, in both healthy and
medical populations. Although mindfulness meditation is well promoted both clinically and in
the media, finding ways to promote engagement in and fidelity to the intervention, in a
format that is accessible for cancer survivors is crucial, as the availability of resources
and appreciation of the benefits does not necessarily lead to behavior change.

With many more people surviving cancer than in previous decades, there is an opportunity to
act on the residual effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, and with the prevalence of
technology ever increasing, online interventions have become more frequently delivered and
have a particular utility for this population. Physical and geographic limitations could
prevention cancer survivors from accessing psychosocial interventions. Whether the repeated
beneficial findings of face-to-face training in mindfulness meditation will be found in an
online environment is an open and timely question.

Overal Status Start Date Phase Study Type
Recruiting April 5, 2019 N/A Interventional

Primary Outcomes:

Primary Outcome 1 - Measure: Evaluate the impact of Online Mindful Meditation on anxiety as measured with the GAD-7

Primary Outcome 1 - Time Frame: 8 weeks

Primary Outcome 2 - Measure: Evaluate the impact of Online Mindful Meditation on pain as measured with the PEG-3

Primary Outcome 2 - Time Frame: 8 weeks

Primary Outcome 3 - Measure: Evaluate the impact of Online Mindful Meditation on fatigue as measured with the Brief Fatigue Inventory

Primary Outcome 3 - Time Frame: 8 weeks

Primary Outcome 4 - Measure: Evaluate the impact of Online Mindful Meditation on trauma as measured with the PCL-5

Primary Outcome 4 - Time Frame: 8 weeks

Primary Outcome 5 - Measure: Evaluate the impact of Online Mindful Meditation on sleep as measured by the PROMIS sleep scale

Primary Outcome 5 - Time Frame: 8 weeks

Condition:

  • Cancer

Eligibility

Criteria:
Inclusion Criteria:

1. previous diagnosis of cancer, other than non-melanoma skin cancer

2. over 21 years of age,

3. routine access to the Internet,

4. comfortable reading and writing in English,

5. have completed primary treatment for cancer

6. indicate the presence of cancer related anxiety as indicated by the PROMIS measure

7. not currently practicing meditation regularly (more than one hour per week), and

8. diagnosed with any stage of cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

None

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Gender: All

Minimum Age: 21 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Healthy Volunteers: No

Overall Contact

Name: Erin O Bantum, PhD

Phone: 808-441-3491

Email: ebantum@cc.hawaii.edu

Location

Facility Status Contact
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
United States
Recruiting Erin O Bantum, Ph.D.
808-441-3491
ebantum@cc.hawaii.edu