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Mindfulness-based interventions in recurrent ovarian cancer: a mixed methods feasibility study

Mindfulness-based interventions in recurrent ovarian cancer: a mixed methods feasibility study
Mindfulness-based interventions in recurrent ovarian cancer: a mixed methods feasibility study
A recurrence of cancer is a traumatic and stressful experience, and a number of approaches have been proposed to manage or treat the associated psychological distress. Meditative techniques such as mindfulness may be able to improve an individual’s ability to cope with stressful life events such as cancer diagnosis or treatment. This single-arm mixed-methods study primarily aimed to determine the feasibility of using a mindfulness-based intervention in managing psychosocial distress in recurrent ovarian cancer. Twenty-eight participants took part in a mindfulness-based program, involving six group sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours and delivered at weekly intervals. The study found that the mindfulness-based intervention was acceptable to women with recurrent ovarian cancer and feasible to deliver within a standard cancer care pathway in a UK hospital setting. The results suggested a positive impact on symptoms of depression and anxiety, but further study is needed to explore the effectiveness of the intervention.
cancer, mental health, mindfulness, ovarian cancer, psychotherapy
1534-7354
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Arden-Close, Emily
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Tarrant, Ruth
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Gibbs, Roslyn
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Arden-Close, Emily, Mitchell, Felicity, Davies, Gail, Bell, Lauren, Fogg, Carole, Tarrant, Ruth, Gibbs, Roslyn and Yeoh, Chit Cheng (2020) Mindfulness-based interventions in recurrent ovarian cancer: a mixed methods feasibility study. Integrative cancer therapies, 19, 1-10. (doi:10.1177/1534735420908341).

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A recurrence of cancer is a traumatic and stressful experience, and a number of approaches have been proposed to manage or treat the associated psychological distress. Meditative techniques such as mindfulness may be able to improve an individual’s ability to cope with stressful life events such as cancer diagnosis or treatment. This single-arm mixed-methods study primarily aimed to determine the feasibility of using a mindfulness-based intervention in managing psychosocial distress in recurrent ovarian cancer. Twenty-eight participants took part in a mindfulness-based program, involving six group sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours and delivered at weekly intervals. The study found that the mindfulness-based intervention was acceptable to women with recurrent ovarian cancer and feasible to deliver within a standard cancer care pathway in a UK hospital setting. The results suggested a positive impact on symptoms of depression and anxiety, but further study is needed to explore the effectiveness of the intervention.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 January 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 16 March 2020
Published date: 17 March 2020
Additional Information: Funding Information: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was funded by a grant from the National Institute for Health Research. Publisher Copyright: © The Author(s) 2020.
Keywords: cancer, mental health, mindfulness, ovarian cancer, psychotherapy

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Local EPrints ID: 437422
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437422
ISSN: 1534-7354
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ORCID for Carole Fogg: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3000-6185

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Date deposited: 29 Jan 2020 17:37
Last modified: 31 Aug 2022 04:01

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Author: Emily Arden-Close
Author: Felicity Mitchell
Author: Gail Davies
Author: Lauren Bell
Author: Carole Fogg ORCID iD
Author: Ruth Tarrant
Author: Roslyn Gibbs
Author: Chit Cheng Yeoh

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