Chronic Pain After Thoracotomy, an Incidence Study

This study has been completed.
Danish Lung Cancer Group
Aarhus University Hospital
Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: July 30, 2008
Last updated: June 3, 2009
Last verified: June 2009

This is an investigation on the frequency of chronic pain after thoracotomy for lung cancer. Factors relating to the development of chronic pain are investigated. Questionnaire survey.

Chronic Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Chronic Pain After Thoracotomy, an Incidence Study

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain and pain score [ Time Frame: more than 6 months postoperative ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Activity of daily life [ Time Frame: >6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Analgesic consumption and pain treatment [ Time Frame: >6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 1340
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Post thoracotomy patients after lung cancer in Denmark


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Able to understand and give consent
  • Can read
  • Residing in Denmark

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to understand the written information in Danish
  • Abuse (Medicine, Drugs, Alcohol)
  • Severe psychiatric Illness
  • Conflicting neurological disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00746213

Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Danish Lung Cancer Group
Aarhus University Hospital
Study Chair: Henrik Kehlet, MD.Phd,Proff Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: MD, Kim Wildgaard, Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074 Identifier: NCT00746213     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-B-2008-059, 2007-58-0015
Study First Received: July 30, 2008
Last Updated: June 3, 2009
Health Authority: Denmark: National Board of Health
Denmark: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Chronic Pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Pain
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
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