Mindfulness based stress reduction study design of a longitudinal randomized controlled complementary intervention in women with breast cancer
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

The stress of a breast cancer diagnosis and its treatment can produce a variety of psychosocial sequelae including impaired immune responses. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a structured complementary program that incorporates meditation, yoga and mind-body exercises. Despite promising empirical evidence for the efficacy of MBSR, there is a need for randomized controlled trials (RCT). There is also a need for RCTs investigating the efficacy of psychosocial interventions on mood disorder and immune response in women with breast cancer. Therefore, the overall aim is to determine the efficacy of a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) intervention on well-being and immune response in women with breast cancer. In this RCT, patients diagnosed with breast cancer, will consecutively be recruited to participate. Participants will be randomized into one of three groups: MBSR Intervention I (weekly group sessions + self-instructing program), MBSR Intervention II (self-instructing program), and Controls (non-MBSR). Data will be collected before start of intervention, and 3, 6, and 12 months and thereafter yearly up to 5 years. This study may contribute to evidence-based knowledge concerning the efficacy of MBSR to support patient empowerment to regain health in breast cancer disease. The present study may contribute to evidence-based knowledge concerning the efficacy of mindfulness training to support patient empowerment to regain health in a breast cancer disease. If MBSR is effective for symptom relief and quality of life, the method will have significant clinical relevance that may generate standard of care for patients with breast cancer.

Breast cancer

Randomized controlled trials

Mindfulness based stress reduction

Well-being

Författare

Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm

Göteborgs universitet

Lena B. Mårtensson

Högskolan i Skövde

Stig B Holmberg

Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset

Bengt Andersson

Göteborgs universitet

Anders Odén

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, matematisk statistik

Göteborgs universitet

Ingrid Bergh

Högskolan i Skövde

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

1472-6882 (ISSN)

Vol. 13 Article Number: 248- 248

Ämneskategorier

Klinisk medicin

DOI

10.1186/1472-6882-13-248

PubMed

24088535

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2018-04-17