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Feasibility of the mobile mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast cancer (mMBSR(BC)) program for symptom improvement among breast cancer survivors.
Psychooncology 2018; 27(2):524-531P

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of delivering the mobile mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast cancer (mMBSR(BC)) program using an iPad and to evaluate its impact on symptom improvement.

METHODS

A single group, pre-posttest design was implemented among female stages 0-III breast cancer survivors (BCS) who completed treatment. Data were collected at baseline and week 6 on measures of psychological and physical symptoms and quality of life. The mMBSR(BC) program is a standardized, stress-reducing intervention that combines sitting and walking meditation, body scan, and yoga and is designed to deliver weekly 2-hour sessions for 6 weeks using an iPad.

RESULTS

The mean age of the 15 enrolled BCS was 57 years; one participant was non-Hispanic black, and 14 were non-Hispanic white. Of the 13 who completed the study, there were significant improvements from baseline to 6 weeks post-mMBSR(BC) in psychological and physical symptoms of depression, state anxiety, stress, fear of recurrence, sleep quality, fatigue, and quality of life (P's < .05). Effect sizes for improvements of multiple symptoms ranged from medium to large.

CONCLUSIONS

These results provide preliminary support that the mMBSR(BC) program may be feasible and acceptable, showing a clinical impact on decreasing psychological and physical symptoms. This mobile-based program offers a delivery of a standardized MBSR(BC) intervention to BCS that is convenient for their own schedule while decreasing symptom burden in the survivorship phase after treatment for breast cancer.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA.College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD, USA.College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28665541

Citation

Lengacher, Cecile A., et al. "Feasibility of the Mobile Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer (mMBSR(BC)) Program for Symptom Improvement Among Breast Cancer Survivors." Psycho-oncology, vol. 27, no. 2, 2018, pp. 524-531.
Lengacher CA, Reich RR, Ramesar S, et al. Feasibility of the mobile mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast cancer (mMBSR(BC)) program for symptom improvement among breast cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2018;27(2):524-531.
Lengacher, C. A., Reich, R. R., Ramesar, S., Alinat, C. B., Moscoso, M., Cousin, L., ... Park, J. Y. (2018). Feasibility of the mobile mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast cancer (mMBSR(BC)) program for symptom improvement among breast cancer survivors. Psycho-oncology, 27(2), pp. 524-531. doi:10.1002/pon.4491.
Lengacher CA, et al. Feasibility of the Mobile Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer (mMBSR(BC)) Program for Symptom Improvement Among Breast Cancer Survivors. Psychooncology. 2018;27(2):524-531. PubMed PMID: 28665541.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Feasibility of the mobile mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast cancer (mMBSR(BC)) program for symptom improvement among breast cancer survivors. AU - Lengacher,Cecile A, AU - Reich,Richard R, AU - Ramesar,Sophia, AU - Alinat,Carissa B, AU - Moscoso,Manolete, AU - Cousin,Lakeshia, AU - Marino,Victoria R, AU - Elias,Maya N, AU - Paterson,Carly L, AU - Pleasant,Michelle L, AU - Rodriguez,Carmen S, AU - Wang,Hsiao-Lan, AU - Kip,Kevin E, AU - Meng,Hongdao, AU - Park,Jong Y, Y1 - 2017/08/08/ PY - 2016/10/04/received PY - 2017/05/19/revised PY - 2017/06/26/accepted PY - 2017/7/1/pubmed PY - 2019/3/19/medline PY - 2017/7/1/entrez KW - MBSR KW - breast cancer survivors KW - mobile-based KW - quality of life KW - symptom managment SP - 524 EP - 531 JF - Psycho-oncology JO - Psychooncology VL - 27 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of delivering the mobile mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast cancer (mMBSR(BC)) program using an iPad and to evaluate its impact on symptom improvement. METHODS: A single group, pre-posttest design was implemented among female stages 0-III breast cancer survivors (BCS) who completed treatment. Data were collected at baseline and week 6 on measures of psychological and physical symptoms and quality of life. The mMBSR(BC) program is a standardized, stress-reducing intervention that combines sitting and walking meditation, body scan, and yoga and is designed to deliver weekly 2-hour sessions for 6 weeks using an iPad. RESULTS: The mean age of the 15 enrolled BCS was 57 years; one participant was non-Hispanic black, and 14 were non-Hispanic white. Of the 13 who completed the study, there were significant improvements from baseline to 6 weeks post-mMBSR(BC) in psychological and physical symptoms of depression, state anxiety, stress, fear of recurrence, sleep quality, fatigue, and quality of life (P's < .05). Effect sizes for improvements of multiple symptoms ranged from medium to large. CONCLUSIONS: These results provide preliminary support that the mMBSR(BC) program may be feasible and acceptable, showing a clinical impact on decreasing psychological and physical symptoms. This mobile-based program offers a delivery of a standardized MBSR(BC) intervention to BCS that is convenient for their own schedule while decreasing symptom burden in the survivorship phase after treatment for breast cancer. SN - 1099-1611 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28665541/Feasibility_of_the_mobile_mindfulness_based_stress_reduction_for_breast_cancer__mMBSR_BC___program_for_symptom_improvement_among_breast_cancer_survivors_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4491 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -