Music Therapy vs. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Cancer-related Anxiety (MELODY)

Status: Recruiting
Location: See all (3) locations...
Intervention Type: Other
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Phase 4
SUMMARY

The researchers are doing this study to compare how music therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, given virtually, may be able to reduce anxiety in people who have had cancer. In addition, this study will see if certain factors affect how well participants respond to music therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. For example, the researchers will see if personal characteristics (like age, sex, race, and education) and ways of thinking (like expectations of therapy) may affect how well participants respond.

Eligibility
Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 18
Healthy Volunteers: No
View:

• English- or Spanish-speaking

• 18 years or older

• Prior cancer diagnosis of any type or stage

• Free of oncological disease

• Score of ≥8 on the anxiety subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)

• Report anxiety symptoms lasting at least one month

• Willing to adhere to all study-related procedures, including randomization to one of two treatment arms: MT or CBT

• Access to Zoom and a quiet/private location

Locations
United States
Florida
Baptist Alliance MCI
Recruiting
Miami
New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Recruiting
New York
Pennsylvania
Drexel University
Recruiting
Philadelphia
Contact Information
Primary
Jun Mao, MD, MSCE
maoj@mskcc.org
646-608-8552
Backup
Kevin Liou, MD
646-608-8558
Time Frame
Start Date: January 14, 2022
Estimated Completion Date: January 2025
Participants
Target number of participants: 300
Treatments
Experimental: Music Therapy (MT)
MT is a non-pharmacological, evidence-based intervention, in which board-certified music therapists engage patients in personally tailored experiences with music to achieve therapeutic goals. Patients will receive a workbook with materials for each session These experiences range from music-guided relaxation to more active forms of musical engagement, including singing and improvising music.
Active Comparator: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based, nonpharmacological intervention delivered by licensed mental health providers. Informed by the cognitive behavior model of anxiety, CBT focuses on the relationship between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions and how thoughts and behaviors can exacerbate or reduce anxiety.
Authors
Sponsors
Leads: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Collaborators: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

This content was sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

Similar Clinical Trials