Spirituality, Religiosity, and Immune Functioning

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00066924
First received: August 7, 2003
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: May 2005
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether religiosity and spirituality are related to immune functioning, as measured by interleukin-6 blood plasma level, among terminally ill cancer patients.


Condition
Cancer
Depression
Dying Process

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: September 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2004
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Inpatient at Calvary Hospital
  • Diagnosis of terminal cancer
  • Score of 20 or above on Mini-Mental State Exam

Exclusion criteria:

  • Presence of a psychiatric disorder that would preclude the production of meaningful data
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00066924

Locations
United States, New York
Calvary Hospital
Bronx, New York, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Barry Rosenfeld, PhD Fordham University
Principal Investigator: William Breitbart, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00066924     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: F31 AT001769-01
Study First Received: August 7, 2003
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):
spirituality
religiosity
immune functioning
psychoneuroimmunology
cytokines
cancer
death
depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014