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Telephone Support Program for Lung Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers

This study has been completed.
Indiana University School of Medicine
American Cancer Society, Inc.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Indiana University Identifier:
First received: November 11, 2013
Last updated: March 9, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
The goal of this project is to examine the physical and psychological health benefits of a novel, telephone-delivered symptom management intervention for advanced lung cancer patients and their family caregivers.

Condition Intervention
Lung Cancer
Behavioral: Telephone counseling
Behavioral: Education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Telephone Symptom Management for Advanced Lung Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Indiana University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Patient Health Questionnaire-8 [ Time Frame: baseline, 2 and 6 weeks post-intervention ]
  • Change in Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item scale [ Time Frame: baseline, 2 and 6 weeks post-intervention ]

Enrollment: 262
Study Start Date: March 2013
Study Completion Date: June 2015
Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Telephone counseling
Telephone counseling to enhance symptom management and reduce distress
Behavioral: Telephone counseling
Active Comparator: Education
Overview of resources for psychosocial support and health information
Behavioral: Education


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of lung cancer
  • Must be able to speak and read English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No working phone service
  • Does not have a family caregiver
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01993550

United States, Indiana
Eskenazi Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University
Indiana University School of Medicine
American Cancer Society, Inc.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Catherine E. Mosher, Ph.D. Indiana University School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Indiana University Identifier: NCT01993550     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1K07CA168883-01A1 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: November 11, 2013
Last Updated: March 9, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Indiana University:
lung cancer
family caregiving
behavioral intervention
symptom management

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017