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Spirituality, Religiosity, and Immune Functioning

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00066924
First Posted: August 8, 2003
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether religiosity and spirituality are related to immune functioning, as measured by interleukin-6 blood plasma level, among terminally ill cancer patients.

Condition
Cancer Depression Dying Process

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: September 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2004
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Inpatient at Calvary Hospital
  • Diagnosis of terminal cancer
  • Score of 20 or above on Mini-Mental State Exam

Exclusion criteria:

  • Presence of a psychiatric disorder that would preclude the production of meaningful data
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00066924


Locations
United States, New York
Calvary Hospital
Bronx, New York, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Barry Rosenfeld, PhD Fordham University
Principal Investigator: William Breitbart, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00066924     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: F31AT001769-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: August 7, 2003
First Posted: August 8, 2003
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: May 2005

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
spirituality
religiosity
immune functioning
psychoneuroimmunology
cytokines
cancer
death
depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Behavioral Symptoms