Breast Cancer Clinical Trial
Qigong For PPSP In Breast Cancer Pain In Breast Cancer Survivors
Studies have shown that on-going pain following breast surgery is common and may limit the ability to participate in physical activity, cause tiredness, difficulty in daily chores/activities as well as other problems.
This study is evaluating whether participating in a 12-week Qigong program (pronounced chee kung), an exercise program that involves gentle movements combined with breathing/relaxation techniques, also known as mind-body exercise, leads to improvement of pain, physical function, and quality of life among breast cancer survivors that have significant pain following surgery.
This is a pilot/feasibility study designed to look at the potential benefits of a 12-week program of Qigong mind-body exercise program. The study applies to women who have completed physical therapy treatment on symptoms such as pain, and difficulty moving/strength of arm in women who are experiencing on-going symptoms after breast cancer surgery. The results of this study will be used to help design future studies of the effect of Qigong programs in breast cancer survivors.
History of Stage 0-III breast cancer;
Persistent post-surgical pain at least 3 months after completion of surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation;
Completion of a course of physical therapy
Unstable cardiovascular disease in the last 6 months
Psychiatric disorders or conditions that would preclude participation in the study intervention (e.g. untreated major depression or psychosis, substance abuse, severe personality disorder);
Metastatic breast or other cancer;
Participation in more than 240 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week (as determined by Leisure Score Index questionnaire)
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Recent history of attending regular QMBE or similar classes (e.g. yoga or tai chi classes), (i.e.20 or more classes in the past 6 months).
Currently enrolled in a physical therapy course
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Boston Massachusetts, 02215, United States
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