A Cost-Effective Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program: A Randomized Control Trial for Breast Cancer Survivors

Cecile A. Lengacher, Kevin E. Kip, Richard R. Reich, Benjamin M. Craig, Mulubrhan Mogos, Sophia Ramesar, Carly L. Paterson, Jerrica R. Farias, Etienne Pracht

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Abstract

Many breast cancer survivors continue to experience residual symptoms including anxiety, cognitive impairment, depression, fatigue, and pain. In this study, the cost-effectiveness of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction intervention for breast cancer survivors was examined. The cost of the program was assessed from the societal perspective, accounting for both direct medical and patient opportunity costs. The cost per quality-adjusted life year was relatively low compared to the cost-utility findings of other published breast cancer interventions. The program appears to provide for significantly improved health-related quality of life at a comparativelv low cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNursing economic$
Volume33
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Lengacher, C. A., Kip, K. E., Reich, R. R., Craig, B. M., Mogos, M., Ramesar, S., Paterson, C. L., Farias, J. R., & Pracht, E. (2015). A Cost-Effective Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program: A Randomized Control Trial for Breast Cancer Survivors. Nursing economic$, 33(4).