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Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: A Mixed-Methods Feasibility Study.

Arden-Close, E., Mitchell, F., Davies, G., Bell, L., Fogg, C., Tarrant, R., Gibbs, R. and Yeoh, C.C., 2020. Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: A Mixed-Methods Feasibility Study. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 19. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1177/1534735420908341

Abstract

A recurrence of cancer is a traumatic and stressful experience, and a number of approaches have been proposed to manage or treat the associated psychological distress. Meditative techniques such as mindfulness may be able to improve an individual's ability to cope with stressful life events such as cancer diagnosis or treatment. This single-arm mixed-methods study primarily aimed to determine the feasibility of using a mindfulness-based intervention in managing psychosocial distress in recurrent ovarian cancer. Twenty-eight participants took part in a mindfulness-based program, involving six group sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours and delivered at weekly intervals. The study found that the mindfulness-based intervention was acceptable to women with recurrent ovarian cancer and feasible to deliver within a standard cancer care pathway in a UK hospital setting. The results suggested a positive impact on symptoms of depression and anxiety, but further study is needed to explore the effectiveness of the intervention.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1534-7354
Uncontrolled Keywords:cancer ; mental health ; mindfulness ; ovarian cancer ; psychotherapy
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:33792
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:23 Mar 2020 17:16
Last Modified:23 Mar 2020 17:16

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