Health Related Quality of Life After Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Johnson & Johnson
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01555502
First received: March 7, 2012
Last updated: May 26, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
  Purpose

To test the effect of post operative complications on the health related quality of life (HRQOL) after Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

The HRQOL of patients with early stage NSCLC will be assessed at baseline (before surgery) using 3 different reliable and valid HRQOL questionnaire (SF-36, EQ-5D and QLQ30/13), then at regular intervals in the early post-operative period (2,4,8 and 12 weeks) the HRQOL will be assessed using the same questionnaires to determine the difference between patients with low/no post operative complications to those with high grade post-operative complications.

Post operative complications will be assess while the patients in the hospital on a daily basis using the Clavien classification system for surgical complications.


Condition
Operable Early Stage NSCLC by the VATS Approach

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by University of Alberta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Health related Quality of life [ Time Frame: Change in health related quality of life at 2 weeks. Change of Health Related Quality of Life at 4 weeks. Change in Health Related Quality of Life at 8 weeks. Change in Health Related Quality of Life at 12 weeks. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Health Related Quality of Life will be assessed using the SF-36, EQ-5D and QLQ30/13 questionnaires.


Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
low complications
Patients who had VATS lung resection for NSCLC, and have no or low grade (grade 1 and 2) post operative complications based on the Clavien classification system.
High complications
Patients who had VATS lung resection for NSCLC, and have no or high grade (grade 3 and 4) post operative complications based on the Clavien classification system.

  Eligibility

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

Patients with operable early stage NSCLC by the VATS approach who are referred to the Thoracic surgery Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults (more than 18 years)
  • early stage NSCLC
  • speak English
  • No hearing/Speaking difficulties
  • Able to walk without assistance
  • Surgery via the VATS approach

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Less than 18 years old
  • Metastatic disease to the lung
  • Benign Lung disease
  • Advanced NSCLC
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Non English speakers
  • Walking/Hearing/Speaking difficulties
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
Canada, Alberta
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5H 3V9
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alberta
Johnson & Johnson
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01555502     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HRQOL VATS lobectomy
Study First Received: March 7, 2012
Last Updated: May 26, 2015
Health Authority: Canada: University of Alberta

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2015