Breast Cancer Clinical Trial
Feasibility of Implementing Acupuncture Into Federally Qualified Health Center Among Breast Cancer Survivors
The purpose of this study is to test the feasibility of implementing acupuncture intervention in federally qualified health centers oncology clinics for breast cancer survivors.
This study has the following specific aims:
Aim 1: Test the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a 5-week acupuncture intervention within federally qualified health center oncology clinic to manage multiple symptoms (pain, hot flashes, fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety) among breast cancer survivors receiving endocrine therapy.
Aim 2: Use a mixed methods approach to identify barriers and facilitators associated with implementing acupuncture in federally qualified health center oncology clinic.
women with histologically confirmed stage 0, I, II, or III breast cancer
> 18 years of old
who have completed their primary cancer treatment (e.g., surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy) in the past 1 month and currently taking endocrine therapy
are able to read and speak English
with self-reported pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, hot flashes and/or anxiety in the last month and their average severity rating â‰¥ 3 (0-10 numeric rating scale) for at least 3 of the 6 symptoms, and experience at least 2 physical symptoms (pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance).
Metastatic breast cancer (stage IV)
have a bleeding disorder (e.g. hemophilia, Von Willebrand's disease, thrombocytopenia)
failure to comply with weekly visits to the acupuncture clinic during the interventional phase of the study
Psychiatric or medical disorders which would affect study assessments, such as, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, a history of any neurological condition, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and the use of psychotropic medication
Breastfeeding, pregnant or are planning get pregnant during the study period
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