Deep Reading as a Contemplative Practice for Women With Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02181595|
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : July 4, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 18, 2019
- Women with Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) have ovaries that stopped working normally before they turned 40. This usually causes infertility, which challenges many women with the condition to ask themselves, Why me? This kind of question is about our human existence, or what some call an existential view of life. Researchers have learned that spirituality and finding existential purpose help women with POI. So does meeting other women with the same problem. Researchers want to find new ways to help women with POI cope with it.
- To develop and test a practice for women with POI called Deep Reading.
- Women enrolled in another POI protocol, who can read and speak English.
- Participants will first have an individual visit or phone call. They will describe spiritual or existential practices they have done. They will also answer questions about spiritual and existential health and daily functioning.
- They will join a group for 6 weekly sessions. Each session will be 60 90 minutes.
- In each group session, a coordinator will teach participants about Deep Reading. They will read a piece of up to 1000 words. They will think about the piece and then talk about it with the group.
- Between sessions, participants will practice Deep Reading at least once for 15 20 minutes on their own. They will check in once with another group member. They will keep a log of these activities.
- After session 3, participants will answer questions online about wellbeing and satisfaction.
- At session 6, participants will answer questions online about wellbeing. They will answer questions about their overall experience.
- One and 3 months after the sessions end, participants will again complete online wellbeing questionnaires and report on their continued practice of Deep Reading.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Ovarian Insufficiency||Other: Group reading and discussion||Phase 1|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||6 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Deep Reading as a Contemplative Practice for Women With Primary Ovarian Insufficiency: An Exporatory Pilot Study.|
|Study Start Date :||July 2, 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 20, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 20, 2018|
- Feasibility based on Acceptability [ Time Frame: Recruitment Phase ]
- Feasibility based on Practicality of study [ Time Frame: throughout study ]
- Feasibility based on participant opinion [ Time Frame: end of study ]
- Changes in FACIT-Sp measure of spiritual well-being [ Time Frame: weekly, 1 mon, 3 mon ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02181595
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||Margaret F Keil, C.R.N.P.||Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)|