“Couple-Based Meditation for Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients and Their Partners”
Objectives: Our specific aims are to: Aim 1: Examine the feasibility of a couple-based meditation program in 50 patients with metastatic lung cancer and their partners. Aim 2: Establish the initial efficacy of a couple-based meditation program in patients and their partners regarding physical, psychological, and spiritual quality of life outcomes.
Behavioral - Questionnaires
Phase 1: At end of second meditation and discussion session, couples complete complete a written review about the program in general and a questionnaire about their general health and well-being. Phase 2: Couples complete 12 questionnaires before first meditation and discussion session. Questionnaires ask about participant's health, mood, level of fatigue, sleeping habits, their relationship, and quality of life. Same questionnaires completed 1 week after mediation sessions. Phase 3: Participant ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
Behavioral - Meditation and Discussion Sessions
Phase 1: Participant and partner attend 2 meditation sessions with a mediation trained instructor. Each session will last about 60-90 minutes. Phase 2 and 3: Participant and partner attend meditation class with a trained meditation instructor each week for 4 weeks. Each session will last about 60 minutes total. Meditation and discussion sessions videotaped.
Behavioral - Cancer-Related Discussion Program
Phase 3: Participant and partner attend 1 discussion session each week for 4 weeks with a trained interventionist. During the discussion sessions, participants discuss issues for couples coping with cancer. Each session will last about 60 minutes.
Couple-Based Meditation for Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients and Their Partners