Stress Management and Resilience Training (SMART) Intervention for Family Caregivers of Individuals With Advanced Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03565757|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 21, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 25, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Family Caregivers Advanced Cancer||Behavioral: SMART intervention||Not Applicable|
FCGs experience stress and extensive demands in providing care for those with head and neck cancer. Teaching the principles of mindfulness and compassion to FCGs has the potential to protect their psychological health and well-being. This may allow them to provide effective, compassionate care to patients, which ultimately puts the needs of the patient first.
Mindfulness interventions have demonstrated decreased stress and anxiety, and improved self-compassion for individuals, but entail numerous sessions over several weeks, a barrier for caregivers. The SMART program, a brief mindfulness program, has demonstrated improvements in resilience, anxiety, perceived stress, and mindfulness for healthcare providers and patients.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||26 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Feasibility and Acceptability of a Stress Management and Resilience Training (SMART) Intervention for Family Caregivers of Individuals With Advanced Cancer Undergoing Outpatient Chemotherapy|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||June 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 2019|
Experimental: SMART intervention
90-minute SMART small group session
Behavioral: SMART intervention
All participants will attend a 90-minute SMART small group session. This session provides education on the stress response and the principles of gratitude, compassion, mindful presence, and resilient mindset. In addition to the class, there will be follow-up online and written resources.
- Mean Satisfaction score at 8 weeks [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]The Was It Worth It (WiWi) questionnaire measures satisfaction in seven questions. The questions are answered as either "yes, no, or unsure," overall perception of life change and experience, an open-ended response question, and an option to talk with someone about concerns. Positive responses will indicate acceptability; results reported as individual items.
- Change in Mean Self Compassion Scale-Short Form Score at 8 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 8 ]The Self Compassion Scale-Short Form will measure self-compassion. This form includes 12 items that are measured on a 4-point scale from "never" to "very often" with higher score indicating a higher level of perceived stress; some of these items are scored in reverse.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03565757
|Contact: Jaclynn Johnson, RN||507-255-8965||Johnson.Jaclynn@mayo.edu|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Principal Investigator:||Sherry Chesak, PhD, RN||Mayo Clinic|