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Avon Foundation Program to Improve Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors

2014-08-27 03:46:38 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Women with breast cancer often suffer significant distress and disability from their disease. A practice of meditation-based stress reduction and cognitive-affective-behavioral learning may help women with breast cancer decrease their suffering and improve their quality of life.

Description

The objective of this study in women recently treated for breast cancer is to determine whether an intervention program consisting of group and individual instruction in a meditation-based practice of stress-reduction and cognitive-affective-behavioral learning has the potential for reducing disabling distress and improving quality of life in a population vulnerable to the progression or recurrence of disease. Quality of life will be assessed at 12 months.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Intervention

Mindfulness based meditation program

Location

The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical Center
New York
New York
United States
10021

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:46:38-0400

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