Balancing Lupus Experiences With Stress Strategies (BLESS)

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Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 2
Phase 1

Conditions

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Treatments

Behavioral: Arthritis Self Management Program

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
Industry

Identifiers

NCT01351662
BLESS

Details and patient eligibility

About

Linking a psychosocial stress intervention with clinical measures of stress in African American lupus patients will assess the utility of this method in reducing perceived stress, and provide the necessary preliminary steps toward future investigations of potential mechanisms.

Full description

To begin to fill this research void, a stress intervention will be piloted and both biological specimens and questionnaire responses collected to assess changes in stress state following the intervention in patients who participated in the intervention compared to those who did not participate in the intervention.

Enrollment

30 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • 18 years of age or older
  • African American
  • Diagnosis of Lupus

Exclusion criteria

Previous participation in a disease self management program

Trial design

Primary purpose

Health Services Research

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

30 participants in 1 patient group

Self management program
Experimental group
Description:
The Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) will be administered to 15 African American lupus patients participating in an ongoing "SLE Clinic Database Project" at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Fifteen other patients will serve as controls and receive usual care.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Arthritis Self Management Program

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