Couple-Based Meditation for Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients and their Partners
The goal of this behavioral research study is to learn the opinion of patients and their partners of a couple-based meditation and discussion program. Researchers also want to learn the effect of this program on fatigue, distress, sleep quality, and quality of life. This study includes three (3) phases. This consent is for Phase 1 of the study.
Disease Group: Lung
Treatment Agent: Meditation
Treatment Location: Only at MDACC
Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Our specific aims are to: Aim 1: Examine the feasibility of a couple-based meditation program in 50 patients with metastatic lung cancer and their partners. Aim 2: Establish the initial efficacy of a couple-based meditation program in patients and their partners regarding physical, psychological, and spiritual quality of life outcomes. Exploratory Aim 1: Explore potential intervention mediators (i.e., mindfulness, compassion, holding back, and intimacy) and a moderator (i.e., baseline distress) of the intervention effects. Exploratory Aim 2: Explore natural language use to assess intervention effects on coping processes, posttraumatic growth and optimistic outlook.
IRB Review and Approval Date: 04/06/2016
Recruitment Status: Open
Projected Accrual: N/A
1) ALL PHASES, PATIENTS ONLY: Diagnosed with stage IV Non-Small Cell
Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
2) ALL PHASES, PATIENTS ONLY: Currently receiving treatment (e.g. radiotherapy, chemotherapy) at MD Anderson Cancer Center
3) ALL PHASES, PATIENTS ONLY: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of less than or equal to 2
4) ALL PHASES, PATIENTS ONLY: Have a romantic partner with whom they have resided for a minimum of 6 months
5) ALL PHASES, PATIENTS AND PARTNERS: Must be at least 18 years old
6) ALL PHASES, PATIENTS AND PARTNERS: Able to read and speak English
7) ALL PHASES, PATIENTS AND PARTNERS: Able to provide consent.
1) ALL PHASES, PATIENTS AND PARTNERS: Not oriented to time, place, or
person as deemed by the clinical team
2) ALL PHASES, PATIENTS AND PARTNERS: Regular (self-defined) participation in psychotherapy or a formal cancer support group
3) ALL PHASES, PATIENTS AND PARTNERS: Prior enrollment in a couple-based mind-body intervention research study (protocols 2011-1179, 2013-0496, 2014-0036) conducted by the principal investigator including phase 1 or phase 2 of the current study.
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