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Effects of Meditative Movement (QigongTai Chi Easy) on Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors

Patients with breast cancer often report fatigue and other associated symptoms that persist for months, even years, after treatment ends. In a recent feasibility pilot study of Qigong/Tai Chi Easy (QG/TCE), breast cancer survivors experienced significantly greater improvements in fatigue and trends for improvement compared to a sham Qigong control for sleep quality, depression and cognitive function. To build upon the promise of this study, and to further test intervention components that may elucidate what aspects of the intervention have the most impact, we propose a three-group, randomized trial to test effects of a 12 week QG/TCE intervention on fatigue and other symptoms at the end of 12 weeks, and again at 36 weeks.

Project Details


Linda Larkey
Principal Investigator

CONHI Faculty
No additional faculty on project.
Research Area(s)
Cancer
Meditation
Sponsor
HHS-National Institute of Health

Funding Duration
2015 to 2020