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Quality of Life in Lung Cancer Survivors

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: December 21, 2007
Last updated: July 25, 2016
Last verified: July 2016
The purpose of this study is to find out about the quality of life of individuals who have been diagnosed and treated for lung cancer (lung cancer survivors). By quality of life, we mean how you are feeling about different aspects of your life, including your physical health, your emotional health, and your ability to carry out daily activities. We are interested in people's opinions about their quality of life, as well as the factors that affect their quality of life. Learning about quality of life will help us to develop new services for lung cancer survivors.

Condition Intervention
Lung Cancer Survivors
Behavioral: questionnaires or telephone interview

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Quality of Life in Lung Cancer Survivors

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To describe the health-related quality of life (HQOL) of lung cancer survivors and compare their HQOL with age- and gender-appropriate, population-based normative data. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To describe and identify covariates of HQOL in lung cancer survivors. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 193
Study Start Date: June 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Lung Cancer Survivors
Behavioral: questionnaires or telephone interview
In the first phase, a random sample of lung cancer survivors will complete a comprehensive telephone interview or questionnaire by self-report focusing on assessment of quality of life and related covariates. We estimate the total time for completion of the survey by telephone interview or self-report to be 45-60 minutes. second phase of the study, a subset of telephone survey participants will take part in a focus group discussion that will explore their perceptions of barriers for delivery of post-treatment medical and psychosocial follow-up care.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Thoracic Surgery Database

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of primary Stage IA or IB NSCLC;
  • Underwent surgical resection for NSCLC at MSKCC;
  • From 1 to 5 years and 11 months 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: NCT00586937

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Jamie Ostroff, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00586937     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-057
Study First Received: December 21, 2007
Last Updated: July 25, 2016

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
Lung Cancer Survivors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017