A Hypnosis-based Group Intervention to Improve Quality of Life in Children With Cancer and Their Parents.

U

University of Liege

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Pediatric Cancer

Treatments

Behavioral: Self care + Hypnosis group

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03435042
Hypnose enfant cancer

Details and patient eligibility

About

Background: A lot of children with cancer suffer from emotional distress, fatigue and relational difficulties. Their parents are also impacted by the disease: their responsibilities increase and they can feel more distressed and tired. Different psychological interventions designed for ill children and their parents seem to be efficient to improve their social functioning, coping strategies and well-being. However, more research is needed in this field. Hypnosis is often used in paediatric oncology, mostly to decrease procedure-related pain and distress. It has been used efficiently to improve the well-being of adults with cancer. This paper describes a pilot study designed to assess the feasibility and interest of a group intervention combining self-care and hypnosis for children with cancer and their parents, and a quasi-experimental protocol aimed at assessing the efficacy of this group intervention to improve the quality of life of children and their parents. Methods: Our pilot study showed that our intervention was feasible and positive for the participants. To test the efficacy of the intervention, two groups will be set up: one with children with cancer and their interested siblings, and one with their parents. Data will be collected for each group before and after the intervention by questionnaires and a semi-structured interview. Discussion: There is a growing interest in hypnosis in oncology settings. The results of this study should improve knowledge about the efficacy of a group intervention combining self-care and hypnosis to improve quality of life of children with cancer and their family.

Enrollment

30 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

8+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Children and their siblings:

  • To be 8 to 18 year-old
  • To suffer from cancer (all localisations, stage and treatments accepted) or to have a sibling who suffer from cancer
  • To speak french

Parents:

  • To have a child who suffer from cancer
  • To speak french

Exclusion criteria

/

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Non-Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

30 participants in 2 patient groups

Children with cancer + their siblings
Experimental group
Treatment:
Behavioral: Self care + Hypnosis group
Parents of children with cancer
Experimental group
Treatment:
Behavioral: Self care + Hypnosis group

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Charlotte Grégoire

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