Distress and Quality of Life During the Diagnostic Phase of a Suspected Serious Lung Disease
Suspected Lung Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Lung Diseases
Conditions: Keywords
suspected lung cancer, diagnostic work-up
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Name: observational study: use of patient questionnaires
Type: Other
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to gain insight in the distress experience and quality of life of patients suspected of having a serious lung disease during the diagnostic phase and the period between diagnosis and start of treatment
Detailed Description
A life-threatening disease often leads to distress, an emotional experience that can interfere with coping. Studies in lung cancer patients show high prevalence of distress during the course of the disease. However until now, very few research was done during the diagnostic workup. This prospective study will describe and explore distress, quality of life and illness perception in lung cancer patients during the diagnostic period until first follow-up visit 4 weeks after start of therapy. Patient reported questionnaires will be used.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- ambulatory patient

- imaging suggestive of lung cancer

- written informed consent

- able to complete questionnaires

Exclusion Criteria:

- solitary pulmonary nodule

- previous diagnosis of cancer
Algemeen Stedelijk Ziekenhuis Aalst
Aalst, Belgium
Status: Recruiting
AZ Monica
Antwerpen, Belgium
Status: Recruiting
Gasthuis Zusters Antwerpen
Antwerpen, Belgium
Status: Recruiting
Universiteit Antwerpen
Antwerpen, Belgium
Status: Recruiting
Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen
Antwerpen, Belgium
Status: Recruiting
AZ St Jozef
Bornem, Belgium
Status: Recruiting
AZ Maria Middelares Sint Jozef
Gent, Belgium
Status: Recruiting
AZ Herentals
Herentals, Belgium
Status: Recruiting
Start Date
February 2014
Completion Date
October 2015
Universiteit Antwerpen
Universiteit Antwerpen
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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