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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Supportive Treatment for Adult Patients With Cancer and Their Partners

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01074528
First Posted: February 24, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 17, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Dr. Christiaan Schotte, Belgian Federal Public Service, Food Chain Safety and Environment
  Purpose
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training program that is offered in the investigator hospital, more specifically on quality of life, coping strategies and partner relationship by using questionnaires. To asses the possible impact of this treatment on the latter domain, partners of the patients with a cancer diagnosis are invited to join the training program.

Condition Intervention
Cancer Behavioral: mindfulness based stress reduction program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Supportive Treatment for Adult Patients With Cancer and Their Partners

Further study details as provided by Prof. Dr. Christiaan Schotte, Belgian Federal Public Service, Food Chain Safety and Environment:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • quality of life (FACT) before training [ Time Frame: day 1 ]
  • Quality of life (FACT) after training [ Time Frame: day 48 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cancer Coping Questionnaire (CCQ) [ Time Frame: day 1 ]
  • Profile Of Mood Scale (POMS) [ Time Frame: day 1 ]
  • Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) [ Time Frame: day 1 ]
  • Freiburg Mindfulness Scale [ Time Frame: day 1 ]
  • Cancer Coping Questionnaire (CCQ) [ Time Frame: day 48 ]
  • Profile of Mood Scale (POMS) [ Time Frame: day 48 ]
  • Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) [ Time Frame: day 48 ]
  • Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (FMI) [ Time Frame: day48 ]

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2017
Primary Completion Date: April 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: mindfulness based stress reduction
8-week mindfulness based stress reduction program
Behavioral: mindfulness based stress reduction program
8-week mindfulness training program
Other Name: MBSR
No Intervention: control group
patients who have to wait before entering the MBSR program or who do not want to follow this program

Detailed Description:

Patients with breast cancer often experience anxiety, depression, stress and reduced quality of life. As such, there is an increased interest in the implementation of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program as an additional supportive treatment. MBSR is a structured group program that aims at reducing stress levels by enhancing awareness of the present moment in combination with a non-judgemental attitude.

The study evaluates the effects of an 8-week MBSR program on quality of life, mood, depression, stress and coping skills in breast cancer patients.

Breast cancer patients of the Breast Clinic of the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel participate in the MBSR program. Before and after the training program patients filled out questionnaires evaluating quality of life, coping skills, emotional functioning, stress and aspects of mindfulness.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

For patients:

  • Cancer diagnosis
  • Between the age of 18 until 70
  • Dutch speaking

For partners:

  • between the age of 18 until 70
  • dutch speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

for patients and partners:

  • Ongoing radiation therapy
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Previous experience with mindfulness or meditation related techniques
  • Pregnancy
  • No or insufficient understanding of the Dutch language
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01074528


Locations
Belgium
UZ Brussel
Brussel, Belgium, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Belgian Federal Public Service, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christiaan Schotte, PhD Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Christiaan Schotte, Professor, Belgian Federal Public Service, Food Chain Safety and Environment
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01074528     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCV2010
First Submitted: February 18, 2010
First Posted: February 24, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 17, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017

Keywords provided by Prof. Dr. Christiaan Schotte, Belgian Federal Public Service, Food Chain Safety and Environment:
cancer patients
relatives or partners of cancer patients