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Physical Activity and Inactivity in Lung Cancer Survivors

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: December 21, 2007
Last updated: November 29, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
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.

Lung Cancer Survivors

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Physical Activity and Inactivity in Lung Cancer Survivors

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcomes of this study are physical activity levels and preferences regarding physical activity counseling and interventions [ Time Frame: 45-60 minutes ]

Enrollment: 188
Study Start Date: September 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
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).

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Eligible lung cancer survivors will be identified by the Thoracic DMT Data Manager from the Thoracic Surgical Database.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 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.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 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.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00582348

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Jamie Ostroff, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00582348     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-094
Grant # CA115212
Study First Received: December 21, 2007
Last Updated: November 29, 2016

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
Lung Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on April 27, 2017