Stress Reduction in Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian, Fallopian, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Name: Daily stress reduction program Type: Behavioral
Name: Attention control Type: Other
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of a stress reduction program on the quality of life of ovarian cancer patients during primary adjuvant chemotherapy.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Subjects must have an initial diagnosis of ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer who completed primary ovarian cancer surgery or 3 cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy with interval cytoreductive surgery (ICS).

- Final pathology diagnosis of stage I-IV ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer with plan to receive primary adjuvant chemotherapy or completion of chemotherapy after ICS.

- Receive chemotherapy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

- Subjects must be at least 18 years of age.

- English-speaking

- Subjects must be able to use audio media, and read and understand the study manual.

- ECOG performance status 0-2.

- Subjects must have a phone.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Subjects participating in a meditation practice more than 1 hour per week prior to surgery and/or chemotherapy administration.

- Subjects with recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer.

- Subjects with diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

- Subjects unable to use audio media due to auditory dysfunction.

- Subjects unable to read written English.

- Subjects who are prisoners or incarcerated.
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Cancer Connect - 800-622-8922
Start Date
February 2013
Completion Date
December 2016
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page