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  • Cancer Type: Breast
  • Study Type: Supportive Care
  • NCT#:
  • Phase: N/A
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  • Overview

    Study Title:

    Mind-Body practices for patients undergoing breast surgery: A pilot study (Mind Body Study (MBS)


    High patient reports of anxiety and distress underscore the need for interventions that alleviate distress, and this pilot study will allow us to deliver and evaluate two meditative techniques to determine whether significant modifications will need to be made to the intervention prior to future research. The current proposal aims to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of two video-guided meditative techniques in the perioperative period.


    Aim 1. Conduct a single-arm pilot study of a Mind-Body Intervention for breast cancer patients. Aim 2. Evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of the Mind-Body Intervention via established benchmarks and in-depth interviews; examine descriptive data on variables associated with stress, anxiety, and depression.

  • Inclusion Criteria

      Inclusion Criteria:
    • 18 years of age or older
    • Patient must have a sonographically or mammographically identifiable in-breast lesion
    • Patient must be scheduled for a breast excisional biopsy/lumpectomy/mastectomy procedure at Moffitt Cancer Center
    • Patient must have access to a mobile phone or device to access the guided meditation
    • Patient must have surgery scheduled at least 14 days after enrollment; Commit to meeting with study staff to introduce the intervention.
    • Patient must be able to provide informed consent
  • Exclusion Criteria

      Exclusion Criteria:
    • Undergoing urgent or emergent surgery
    • Does not speak or read the English language, with the exception of certain medial conditions (e.g., being visually impaired)
    • Pre-existing history of major psychiatric illness as documented in the medical record such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or history of prior hospitalization for psychiatric illness.

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