Dear Members of the Forum,
My name is Ann; I am a researcher seeking to identify interventions that will help women diagnosed with breast cancer. The support my research team and I can offer is an opportunity to participate in a clinical trial designed to understand the ways in which mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can help the lives of breast cancer survivors. Eligible participants, for this particular study, are those who were diagnosed at 45 years of age or younger (to 18 years of age). If you were diagnosed at an age older than 45, I can share with you that the MBSR is already known to reduce stress and improve psychological and physical health.
Our study for young breast cancer survivors also includes their partners or spouses. Although not for all, women’s relationships with their partners or spouses can be important for healthy functioning. We are seeking to understand whether including women’s partners or spouses in MBSR interventions is key for optimal health for both members of the couple.
We are allowing anyone in the United States who is eligible to participate by sending the intervention materials to your home. The interventions consist of watching a video each week either with your partner or alone depending on what condition you are in. Both members of the couple will be asked to provide saliva before and after the intervention and complete a questionnaire before, after, 1- and 3-months after the intervention. Upon completion of the study, participants will receive $100 in gift cards ($50 for each partner in the couple) and will be allowed to keep the Android Tablet. If you are interested in participating please email email@example.com to see if you are eligible.
The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study. We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study. Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.