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Compassion Cultivation Training for Nurses

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03286192
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 18, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 6, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Debbie Anglade, University of Miami

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of implementing a Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) program for oncology nurses at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The goal of CCT is to provide a structured and systematic way of cultivating daily-life skills needed to strengthen qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and others. CCT typically includes (i) eight weekly 2-hour classes and (ii) daily practice. The in-class activities include pedagogical instruction and active group discussion, guided meditation, interactive practical exercises, and sharing of inspiring readings/stories to prime feelings of open-heartedness or connection to others.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Feasibility Behavioral: compassion cultivation training Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) protocol is a secular course that was developed by the Center for Compassion & Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, School of Medicine (Jinpa, 2013). The course was developed by Thupten Jinpa, PhD, in collaboration with contemplative scholars, psychologists, and scientist at Stanford. The goal of CCT is to provide a structured and systematic way of cultivating daily-life skills needed to strengthen qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and others. CCT typically includes (i) eight weekly 2-hour classes and (ii) daily practice. The in-class activities include pedagogical instruction and active group discussion, guided meditation, interactive practical exercises, and sharing of inspiring readings/stories to prime feelings of open-heartedness or connection to others. The daily practice includes both formal and informal practices. Participants are provided with formal guided meditations that are 15 to 30 minutes long in the form of MP3 or cds. Participants may receive practices and instructions via email with a link to the location of the MP3. They will be provided with practice logs to report their amount of practice as well as some basic observations to the research team. In the present study, we will follow the official CCT manual. The training is composed of 8 sessions, which can be delivered in 7-10 weeks.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Single group feasibility study of a psychosocial intervention
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Compassion Cultivation Training for Nurses
Actual Study Start Date : September 27, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2, 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Single-Arm Intervention
All participants in this arm receive compassion cultivation training
Behavioral: compassion cultivation training
Eight 2-hour group sessions that provide a structured and systematic way of cultivating daily-life skills needed to strengthen qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and others.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of individuals who do not drop out of the study prior to completing the post-intervention assessment [ Time Frame: 24 weeks after first session ]
    Number of individuals who do not drop out of the study prior to completing the post-intervention assessment


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Perceived Stress Scale [ Time Frame: baseline and 7-10 weeks ]
    self-report instrument that measures perceptions of stress

  2. Maslach Burnout Inventory [ Time Frame: baseline and 7-10 weeks ]
    self-report instrument that measures emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and acheivement

  3. Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale [ Time Frame: baseline and 7-10 weeks ]
    self-report instrument that measures present moment awareness and acceptance

  4. Distress Tolerance Scale [ Time Frame: baseline and 7-10 weeks ]
    self-report instrument that measures feelings of distress

  5. SF-36 [ Time Frame: baseline and 7-10 weeks ]
    self-report measure of health-related quality of life



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Be 18 years of age or older
  2. Be willing and able to give informed consent
  3. Be a Registered Nurse (RN)
  4. Currently works at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
  5. Currently works at least 20 hours/week
  6. Be able to speak and read English

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Any participants who are deemed to present an acute safety risk to self or others.
  2. Any infants, children, or teenagers under 18 years of age.
  3. Prisoners

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03286192


Locations
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United States, Florida
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Miami
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Debbie Anglade, PhD University of Miami
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Debbie Anglade, University of Miami:
Informed Consent Form  [PDF] August 10, 2017


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Responsible Party: Debbie Anglade, Assistant Professor, University of Miami
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03286192     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20170290
First Posted: September 18, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 6, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No