Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing MBSR to SET in Breast Cancer Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2011 by AHS Cancer Control Alberta.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
British Columbia Cancer Agency
Information provided by:
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00390169
First received: October 18, 2006
Last updated: January 18, 2012
Last verified: August 2011
  Purpose

This study will compare three standard treatment programs commonly offered to patients with breast cancer. The three programs being compared are 1) Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), 2)Supportive- Expressive Group Therapy (SET), and 3) A one day stress-management seminar. The purpose of this study is to determine if these three treatments have different effects on psychological well-being, the immune system, and the amount of stress hormones in the bloodstream.


Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Neoplasms
Behavioral: Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction
Behavioral: Supportive-Expressive Group Therapy
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to Supportive-Expressive Therapy (SET) on Psychological and Biological Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients

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Further study details as provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychological:mood, stress, post-traumatic growth, social support, quality of life, spirituality
  • Physical:cortisol levels (stress hormone)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • emotional repression
  • personality
  • emotional suppression

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: October 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2009
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Study participants must be women diagnosed with Stage I, II, or III breast cancer within the previous 18 months, have completed all treatments with the exception of hormonal therapy at least three months previously, over the age of 18, and have a score of 13 or higher on the BSI-18. Previous meditation/yoga experience is allowed but will be recorded.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must not have a concurrent DSM-IV diagnosis of psychosis, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, or active suicidality (as assessed by structured clinical interview), must not be currently using psychotropic medications (antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics), have a concurrent autoimmune disorder, or have participated previously in MBSR or SET group.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00390169

Locations
Canada, Alberta
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 4N2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance
British Columbia Cancer Agency
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Linda E Carlson, Ph.D AHS Cancer Control Alberta
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