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Mobile Mindfulness Meditation Intervention for Cancer Survivors

Mobile Mindfulness Meditation Intervention for Cancer Survivors

Clinicaltrials.gov identifier:
NCT03581357

Quality of Life:
Breast Cancer Survivor, Colorectal Cancer Survivor, Endometrial Cancer Survivor, Ovarian Cancer Survivor, Prostate Cancer Survivor, Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

Study Contact Information:

 For questions about the study, contact Erin O’Carroll Bantum, PhD by phone at (808) 441-3491 or by email.


Mobile Mindfulness Meditation Intervention to Improve the Well-Being of Cancer Survivors

About the Study

The University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center is running a mobile app study to see how it impacts anxiety in cancer survivors. We are asking people who have been diagnosed with cancer and finished primary treatment if they would like to use a mobile app for mindfulness meditation to see if it impacts anxiety.  

Interested participants will be asked to follow the link for anxiety to participate. Upon enrollment, you will randomly be assigned to begin using the mobile app either immediately or after eight weeks. You will be asked to complete online questionnaires about your well-being upon your initial enrollment, 8 weeks later, and 16 weeks later.

What the Study Entails

  • We are asking people who have been diagnosed with cancer and finished primary treatment if they would like to use a mobile app for mindfulness meditation to see if it improves anxiety.
  • Enrollment: If interested, please follow the link below to the survey. 
  • Randomization: Upon enrollment, participants will be randomized into one of two groups (Mobile App Group and Wait-List Control Group). Participants will have an equal chance of being assigned to either group.
  • Follow-up: There will be three (3) timepoints, including the initial survey, at which participants will be asked to complete online questionnaires about their well-being: the initial survey, 8 weeks later, and 16 weeks later.

LINK TO ANXIETY STUDY

Study Locations

This study is being run by the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center. It is conducted online and can be completed from anywhere in the U.S.

Study Lead Investigator

Erin O'Carroll Bantum, PhD
University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center
Honolulu, HI

This Study is Open To:

The anxiety arm of the study is open to men and women if they:

  • Have a previous diagnosis of cancer, other than non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Have completed primary treatment (hormone therapy accepted)
  • Are 21 years or older
  • Are experiencing at least a mild level of anxiety
  • Have a smartphone or tablet and access to the internet
  • Are comfortable reading and writing in English
  • Are NOT currently practicing meditation (no more than one hour per week)
  • Are a resident of the U.S.

The neuropathy arm of the study is open to men and women if they:

  • Have a previous diagnosis of cancer, other than non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Have completed primary treatment (hormone therapy accepted)
  • Are experiencing cancer-related neuropathy*, per self-report
  • Are 21 years or older
  • Have a smartphone or tablet and access to the internet 
  • Are NOT currently practicing meditation (no more than one hour per week)
  • Are a resident of the U.S.
This Study is Not Open To:

People are excluded if they do not meet the listed eligibility criteria.