Music Video and Adolescent Resilience During Transplant

Project: Research project

Description

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Statement of Problem: Stem cell transplant (SCT), the curative therapy of choice for many malignancies that require high-dose radiation or chemotherapy, is an intensive, multi-phase procedure with many risks, including death, Recent studies suggest that SCT is a particularly stressful procedure for adolescents and young adults (AYA) and may result in significant short-and long-term decrements in quality of life. Broad Objective: To develop and test the efficacy of a therapeutic music video (TMV) intervention aimed at increasing resilience and quality of life of AYA undergoing SCT. Specific Aims: To determine whether AYA assigned to the TMV intervention, compared to a low dose control group, experience: 1) reduced illness-related distress; 2) improved family environment; 3) increased perceived social support; 4) improved coping; 5) greater derived meaning; 6) increased resilience and quality of life. Secondary aims include qualitatively examining the self-reported benefits of the TMV intervention and the low-dose books-on-tape intervention for AYA and their family caregivers. Design and Method: Randomized, controlled trial methods will be used for this multi-site study. Approximately 130 AYA between 11 and 24 years of age undergoing SCT for cancer will be assigned to either the TMV intervention group or to a low dose control group. Intervention participants will be guided by a board certified music therapist to develop a music video based on their experiences with cancer over the course of 6 sessions. Low dose control participants will take part in a 6 session books-on-tape program. Outcomes data will be collected at multiple time points during the patient's hospitalization and at 100 days post-transplant using self-report inventories assessing the constructs described in the Specific Aims. Group differences will be examined using a linear mixed models approach and qualitative data will be analyzed using an adaptation of Colaizzi's method of phenomenological analysis.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/7/054/30/10

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health: $473,890.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $467,681.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $576,856.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $458,074.00

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Music
Young Adult
Transplants
Stem Cells
Quality of Life
Therapeutics
Neoplasms
Control Groups
Adult Stem Cells
Social Support
Self Report
Caregivers
Linear Models
Hospitalization
Randomized Controlled Trials
Radiation
Drug Therapy
Equipment and Supplies

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)