Dignity Therapy/Life Plan in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer - Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung - Pancreatic Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Pancreatic Cancer, Dignity Therapy, Palliative Care, Advanced Lung Cancer, Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Name: Dignity Therapy
Type: Behavioral
Overall Status
This study will evaluate feasibility and acceptability of providing the Dignity Therapy/Life Plan intervention to newly-diagnosed pancreatic cancer patients presenting for initial chemotherapy in the outpatient medical oncology setting. Investigators hypothesize that providing dignity therapy to this population will be feasible.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 19 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Age >18

- Undergoing initial chemotherapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma (within 3 months of diagnosis)

- English-speaking

- Cognitively intact, per clinician judgment, as documented in electronic medical record (EMR)

Exclusion Criteria:

- Currently receiving hospice or palliative care services

- Concurrent diagnosis of delirium or dementia, per medical record

- Diagnosis of major depression disorder, acute anxiety disorder or schizophrenia per medical record

- Participating in other psychosocial intervention research studies.
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Ann Marie Dose, PhD, RN - 507-293-3992 - dose.ann@mayo.edu
Start Date
April 2014
Completion Date
June 2017
Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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