Supportive Care for Patients Newly Diagnosed With Lung Cancer
Conditions
Lung Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Lung Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
palliative care
Study Type
Interventional
Study Phase
N/A
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Intervention
Name: Palliative Care
Type: Behavioral
Overall Status
Recruiting
Summary
The aims of this project are to assess the feasibility of recruiting patients and delivering a nurse-led telephone based palliative care intervention for patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer and to assess if among patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer, the investigators can estimate the effect of a nurse-led telephone based palliative care intervention on quality-of-life, symptom burden and patient satisfaction.
Detailed Description
Patients meeting entry criteria will be randomized to the intervention arm, palliative care plus usual care or the usual care arm. Patients randomized to the intervention arm will receive usual oncologic care and phone calls from a nurse. Outcomes measures will be collected at baseline, and 3 months.

The study will be performed at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The investigators will recruit individuals (n=40) with lung cancer over 1 year. The primary objective is to test the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention, and recruitment of subjects. We will estimate the effect of a nurse-led telephone based palliative care intervention to improve quality-of-life, symptom burden and patient satisfaction. In addition, using validated instruments, we will assess the potential effect size of the intervention on quality of provider communication and on clinician knowledge of patient preferences for life sustaining therapies. The results of this pilot study will inform a future randomized clinical trial to test the efficacy of the intervention on a larger scale.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 40 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients diagnosed at the Puget Sound Health Care System with a primary diagnosis of lung cancer,

- any cell type or stage,

- diagnosed within 8 weeks of study enrollment.

- Must have telephone access,

- ability of understand English and provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients not eligible to participate in the study include those who are inpatients prior to randomization,

- those who are under the care of palliative care or hospice at the time of randomization,

- those who have severe mental health disorders,

- those who are unable to speak directly with the nurse over the telephone,

- or those that have the inability to provide informed consent. Investigators will recruit individuals (n=40) with lung cancer over a 12 month period.
Location
VA Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle Division, Seattle, WA
Seattle, Washington, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Lynn F Reinke, PhD ARNP - 206-277-4186 - lynn.reinke1@va.gov
Start Date
February 2014
Completion Date
April 2016
Sponsors
Department of Veterans Affairs
Source
Department of Veterans Affairs
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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