Novel Support Options in Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Myeloma


About this study

Does Tai Chi Easy (TCEasy), a simple and repetitive form of exercise that consists of movements with meditation, improve quality of life in those afflicted with multiple myeloma undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation?

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Multiple myeloma
  • 18 years of age or greater
  • English speaking
  • General proficiency to read and write in English
  • Able to attend training session per study protocol
  • ECOG performance status 0-1

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently performs Tai Chi, Qi Gong, or Yoga at least once weekly or more
  • Syncopal event in prior 60 days
  • Current Grade 3 or > neuropathy
  • Concurrent major depressive disorder or anxiety disorder (DSMIV)
  • Chronic Dizziness and/or vestibular disorders

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Nandita Khera, M.D., M.P.H.

Closed for enrollment

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