Can Alternative Treatment Have an Impact on Cervical Dysplasia?

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Danish Cancer Society
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University of Copenhagen Identifier:
First received: February 10, 2009
Last updated: January 13, 2010
Last verified: February 2009

In this study two questions will be answered:

  • can mindfulness meditation help cell-changed on the cervix to disappear?
  • can mindfulness meditation lower the psychological distress when women have abnormal cervical cancer screening results?

Condition Intervention Phase
Cervical Dysplasia
Behavioral: Mindfulness meditation
Other: No meditation
Other: Controls
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Can Mindfulness Meditation Limit the Progression and/or Increase the Remission of Cervical Dysplasia?

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Further study details as provided by University of Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The degree of cervical dysplasia [ Time Frame: 6 months after screening ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychosocial consequences measured with the COS-CC questionnaire [ Time Frame: 1 week, 3 and 9 months after screening ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Mindfulness meditation
Women with mild dysplasia offered mindfulness meditation
Behavioral: Mindfulness meditation
Mindfulness meditation
No meditation
Women with mild dysplasia offered health care services as usual
Other: No meditation
Health care services as usual
Women with normal cervical cells
Other: Controls
No intervention

Detailed Description:
200 women, who have participated in cervical cancer screening and have mild dysplasia, will be randomized into two groups; an intervention group and a control group. The intervention group will be asked to do mindfulness meditation twice a week listening to instructions from a CD. 200 additional women having normal cervical screening results will also be included in the project.

Ages Eligible for Study:   23 Years to 29 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women aged 23-29 years
  • Participated in cervical cancer screening
  • Having mild dysplasia and normal screening results

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who have previously had dysplasia
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00842738

Department and Research Unit of General Practice, Institute of Public Health
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1014
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Copenhagen
Danish Cancer Society
  More Information

Responsible Party: John Brodersen, MD, GP, PhD, Associate Professor, Department and Research Unit of G.P., Institute of Public Health, Uni of Copenhagen Identifier: NCT00842738     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UP05010 
Study First Received: February 10, 2009
Last Updated: January 13, 2010
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Keywords provided by University of Copenhagen:
Cervical cancer
Cervical dysplasia
Adverse psychosocial effects
Alternative treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Carcinoma in Situ
Genital Diseases, Female
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Precancerous Conditions
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2016