Summary

for females ages 19 years and up (full criteria)
at UCLA
study started
estimated completion
Julienne Bower (ucla)

Description

Summary

Emerging evidence suggests that both extending kindness towards others and self-kindness practices may have beneficial effects on well-being. This randomized pilot clinical trial will investigate the efficacy of two kindness interventions -acts of kindness (to self or to other) and loving-kindness meditation- for use with early-stage breast cancer survivors.

Official Title

Kindness to Others or to Oneself: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Kindness Interventions to Enhance Well-Being in Breast Cancer Survivors

Details

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

  1. To refine two interventions - loving kindness and acts of kindness- for use with breast cancer survivors using an online platform.

II. To determine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of these interventions on positive affect, depressive symptoms, and other aspects of well-being among women with breast cancer.

OUTLINE: Participants are randomized to 1 of 4 groups.

GROUP I (ACTS OF KINDNESS TO OTHERS): Participants perform small acts of kindness or generosity for others 3 times per week for 4 weeks and complete weekly online questionnaires.

GROUP II (ACTS OF KINDNESS TO SELF): Participants perform small acts of kindness for themselves 3 times per week for 4 weeks and complete weekly online questionnaires.

GROUP III (SELF-KINDNESS MEDITATION): Participants direct kind, loving thoughts to themselves, via guided meditation, 3 times per week for 4 weeks and complete weekly online questionnaires.

GROUP IV (CONTROL): Participants keep track of their daily activities, focusing on factual information rather than thoughts and feelings, on 3 separate days each week. At the end of the week, participants report on their activities and complete several online questionnaires.

Keywords

Cancer Survivor Stage 0 Breast Cancer AJCC v6 and v7 Stage I Breast Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IA Breast Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IB Breast Cancer AJCC v7 Stage II Breast Cancer AJCC v6 and v7 Stage IIA Breast Cancer AJCC v6 and v7 Stage IIB Breast Cancer AJCC v6 and v7 Stage IIIA Breast Cancer AJCC v7 Breast Neoplasms Breast Carcinoma In Situ Behavioral Intervention

Eligibility

For females ages 19 years and up

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women previously diagnosed with stage 0-IIIA breast cancer
  • Have completed treatment with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy
  • Have not had a cancer recurrence
  • Have access to the internet and an active email account

Locations

  • UCLA / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center not yet accepting patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • University of California-Riverside not yet accepting patients
    Riverside California 92521 United States

Lead Scientist

Details

Status
not yet accepting patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
ID
NCT03319342
Study Type
Interventional
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