Psychological and Physical Distress and Care Needs in Operable Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Surgery
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The lung cancer is the most has the life minacity in all kinds of cancers, and it also remains the most common cause of cancer-related death in the world. The group of lung cancer patients are suffer from huge disease impact that came from high mortality. Not only the course of treatment that patients has been diagnosis through operation is more faster, but also those who could be capable of operated are stabilized to keep follow-up at out-patient clinic. But in the next following five years after operation, they may take different dysfunctional level or some kinds of symptom distress. The effect has a great influence on those patients that have to face extended emotional impact, symptom distress and life style change. In addition, most of them concern about recurrent all the time in the remission. These situation needs us to place importance on it.
The purposes of this study are to investigate psychological and physical distress and care needs in operable lung cancer patients receiving surgery. This survey includes two parts of physical and mental condition. First, the investigators are scoring their symptom severity and quality of life to check physical condition. Seconded, the mental condition will use validated questionnaires to realize the relationship of anxiety, depression, uncertainty, fear of recurrence, self-efficacy and needs. Final, compare all of the data to patients' needs.
This study is a cross-sectional designs with convenience sampling that conform to the investigators recruited requirements. The investigators will recruit from the clinic of thoracic surgery in one medical center in Taipei and take five structured requirements. And the investigators are going to collect data from January, 2011 to December, 2012. Also expect results are lung cancer outpatients after surgery that more physical dysfunction or more depress of mental condition, it will lead patients' needs increased or significant difference. In conclusion, this study analyzes their needs in the remission that consequences can be medical professionals' reference material.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Psychological and Physical Distress and Care Needs in Operable Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Surgery|
|Study Start Date:||January 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
lung cancer patients after surgery stage I, II and IIIA surgery for 3 months to 5 years over 20 years old
lung cancer recurrence conscious unclear and do not know having cancer used to be treat (surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy) in 3 months. be uncomfortable or cooperate to fill the questionnaire.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01362842
|National Taiwan University Hosptial|
|Study Chair:||Yeur-Hur Lai, Ph. D.||Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University|