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This pilot study will use a mixed methods approach to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of Integrative Therapies, a bedside service offering mindfulness-based interventions (still meditation, meditative movement, relaxation techniques, and massage therapy) as non-pharmacologic treatment for symptom management in newly diagnosed adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) patients undergoing induction chemotherapy
UF Health Integrative Therapies inpatient program offers mindfulness-based interventions consisting of still meditation, meditative movement, relaxation techniques, and massage therapy to patients at the bedside. This mixed methods feasibility pilot aims to move toward optimal use of the Integrative Therapies service amongst AML patients undergoing induction chemotherapy by: 1) examining the feasibility and acceptability of this intervention and describing the distribution of variables, 2) developing a greater understanding of patient experience, and 3) exploring facilitators and barriers to engagement with the service. The investigators intend to use the data collected from this study to inform a subsequent multi-site study with a larger sample size and adjustments depending on the results from this investigation.
The study team will also explore the acceptability to participation in Integrative Therapies bedside service by conducting a qualitative, phenomenological thematic analysis of patient interviews. The intent of a convergent design is to merge the analyses of the quantitative and qualitative data that are gathered during the implementation of Integrative Therapies bedside service.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
University of Florida
Not yet recruiting
University of Florida
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-12-10T01:21:15-0500
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