Self-management Interventions for Advanced Breast Cancer
Advanced Breast Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Breast Neoplasms
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Name: discussion group Type: Behavioral
Name: gentle exercise Type: Behavioral
Overall Status
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate whether self-management discussion groups are helpful for women with advanced breast cancer who are experiencing pain. The study is looking at the usefulness of two different types of discussion groups, one of which also includes gentle exercise.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 21 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- diagnosis of Stage IV breast cancer or recurrent metatastic breast cancer

- receiving care at Duke Cancer Institute,

- life expectancy ≥9 months as estimated by the treating oncologist,

- speak and read English,

- be at least age 18

- be able to travel to the Duke Cancer Institute

Exclusion Criteria:

- cognitive impairment as assessed by the 6-item Mini-mental Status Exam,

- Karnofsky Performance Rating of <60 as rated by the oncology provider, an ECOG rating of 0-2

- treatment for serious psychiatric illness (e.g., schizophrenia, severe depression) in the past 6 months,

- currently engaged in yoga practice ≥ 1 day per week
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States
Status: Recruiting
Start Date
September 2014
Completion Date
March 2019
Duke University
Duke University
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