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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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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
August 7, 2003
August 8, 2003
December 9, 2005
September 2003
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Spirituality, Religiosity, and Immune Functioning
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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.
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Observational
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
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  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Dying Process
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McClain CS, Rosenfeld B, Breitbart W. Effect of spiritual well-being on end-of-life despair in terminally-ill cancer patients. Lancet. 2003 May 10;361(9369):1603-7.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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June 2004
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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
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT00066924
F31AT001769-01( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
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Principal Investigator: Barry Rosenfeld, PhD Fordham University
Principal Investigator: William Breitbart, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
May 2005