Art Therapy for Caregivers of Young Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant for Cancer
RATIONALE: Art therapy may help relieve emotional distress in caregivers of young patients undergoing bone marrow transplant for cancer.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying art therapy for caregivers of young patients undergoing bone marrow transplant for cancer.
|Health Status Unknown Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment||Other: psychosocial support for caregiver Other: questionnaire administration Procedure: quality-of-life assessment Procedure: stress management therapy|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Art Therapy Interventions With Caregivers Supporting Pediatric Patients Who Are Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation for Cancer|
- Emotional distress [ Time Frame: Baseline, week 1 and week 6 of art therapy ]
- Pro-social interactions [ Time Frame: Baseline, week 1 and week 6 of art therapy ]
- Illness experience of caregivers and how it is impacted by the art therapy intervention [ Time Frame: Baseline, week 1 and week 6 of art therapy ]
- Caregivers' current health-related quality of life and life meaning [ Time Frame: Baseline, week 1 and week 6 of art therapy ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Art Therapy||
Other: psychosocial support for caregiver
6 weekly 60 minute sessionsOther: questionnaire administration
Evaluated at baseline, week 1 and week 6 of art therapyProcedure: quality-of-life assessment
Evaluated at baseline, week 1 and week 6 of art therapyProcedure: stress management therapy
6 weekly 60 minute sessions
- Test the effects of an art therapy intervention on emotional distress in caregivers of pediatric patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation for cancer.
- Describe pro-social interactions of caregivers of pediatric patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation for cancer.
- Describe the illness experience of caregivers and how it is impacted by the art therapy intervention.
- Describe the caregivers' current health-related quality of life and life meaning prior to pediatric patients initiation of bone marrow transplantation for cancer.
- Determine the effect size for calculating the sample needed for a randomized clinical trial.
OUTLINE: Caregivers undergo art therapy over 60 minutes once a week for 6 weeks. Each session comprises developing trust through the expression of support, affirmation, and collaboration; creating intimacy through attunement; exploring affective states; integrative processing through the creation of an autobiographical narrative; and identifying opportunities for continued exploration and resources that support the client, should that exploration become necessary.
Caregivers also complete a Meaning of Life Questionnaire and a Family Quality of Life Scale at baseline and at the end of week 6.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00922285
|United States, California|
|City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Duarte, California, United States, 91010-3000|
|Principal Investigator:||Kate Kravits, RN, MA||City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center|