What is the Fatigue, Anxiety, Music, and Entertainment (FAME) Study?

This study explores whether music and entertainment can reduce cancer-related fatigue and anxiety in cancer patients.

What Do I Need to Do?

Participants in this study will be randomly selected (like the flipping of a coin) to participate in one of two six-week groups.

Group A: Music
Group B: Entertainment

Both groups offer an opportunity to be among other people currently undergoing cancer treatment without being part of a talk therapy group.

You will be asked to complete several surveys and questionnaires related to your experience during this study. You may also be asked to answer two brief questions about your experience in a group.

Who Can Participate?

  • Have had at least one chemotherapy treatment or one radiation treatment
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Can speak and read English
  • Are available for one hour per week for six weeks
  • Experience fatigue and anxiety

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You may stop at any time. It will not affect you or your loved ones’ medical care or relationships with health care providers or the University of Utah.

There is no cost to be in this study. If you complete the steps in the study, you will receive a gift certificate worth $50 to thank you for your time.

For More Information

For more information or if you would like to participate in the study, please contact the principal investigator:

801-587-4389 (office)
801-755-3580 (cell or text message)
shelley.white@hci.utah.edu