Physical Activity and Inactivity in Lung Cancer Survivors
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The purpose of this study is to learn how often lung cancer survivors exercise. We also want to learn what helps people to be active or prevents them from being active. Learning this will help us to expand services for lung cancer survivors.
Condition or disease
Lung Cancer Survivors
Despite the potential benefits of physical activity, particularly for cancer survivors with comorbid pulmonary and cardiac conditions, no previous research has examined the physical activity levels of lung cancer survivors, an underrepresented subpopulation in cancer survivorship research. We address this research gap in the current study, in which a random sample of 200 lung cancer survivors will complete a comprehensive telephone interview or use self-report to complete a questionnaire focusing on physical activity, related covariates, and preferences regarding physical activity counseling and interventions. We estimate the total time for the completion of the interview or self-report questionnaire to be 45-60 minutes. This study will be conducted with survivors of primary lung cancer who are from 1 to 5 years posttreatment and were treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Eligible lung cancer survivors will be identified by the Thoracic DMT Data Manager from the Thoracic Surgical Database.
Diagnosis of primary Stage IA or IB NSCLC;
Underwent surgical resection for NSCLC at MSKCC;
From 1 to 5 years post-treatment for NSCLC prior to study recruitment;
No evidence of disease (NED) at the time of recruitment;
Can be reached by telephone;
Able to provide informed consent.
Undergoing active antineoplastic treatment;
Major psychopathology or cognitive impairment likely in the judgment of the investigator to interfere with participation and compliance with the protocol.