Personalized Acceptance-Based Mindfulness Exercise Intervention before Surgery in Musculoskeletal Tumor Patients
- Patients with a musculoskeletal malignancy undergoing curative surgical treatment
- Histologic confirmation of malignancy prior to curative surgery
- Primary surgery of musculoskeletal malignancy at the Massachusetts General Hospital
- Able to give informed consent
- English fluency and literacy * English fluency is needed because the intervention (a 60-seconds video) is in English and there is no alternate version available
- Significant axis I or II psychopathology that would interfere with participation in the study
- Pregnant patients
- Metastasis at presentation
I. To evaluate the effect of a preoperative 60-second interactive personalized acceptance-based mindfulness exercise (intervention) versus a brief educational pamphlet (control) on anxiety in patients undergoing curative surgery for a musculoskeletal malignancy.
I. The effect of the intervention on pain intensity, depression, distress and anger along with patient compliance of the home-use of a mindfulness intervention.
OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 groups.
GROUP I (MINDFULNESS EXERCISE): Prior to surgery, patients write down a concern or worry, and watch it get put into perspective within a 60 seconds time frame daily up to 1-2 days prior to admission for surgery.
GROUP II (EDUCATIONAL PAMPHLET): Prior to surgery, patients read educational pamphlet on pain and stress over 60 seconds daily up to 1-2 days prior to admission for surgery.
Trial Phase Phase NA
Trial Type Supportive care
Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center
- Primary ID 19-097
- Secondary IDs NCI-2019-08121
- Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT04143529