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WF01213: Lung; RELAX

Reducing Lung Cancer Survivors' Anxiety and Dyspnea (RELAX)

Objective

Overview

The purpose of this research study is to compare the effects of music and different levels of device-guided breathing on anxiety and shortness of breath in lung cancer survivors.

Key Inclusion Criteria

For a patient to be eligible for participation in this study, all of the following criteria must apply.
  • Histologic or cytologic diagnosis of primary non-small cell Stage 0-II lung cancer,
  • 2- 24 months post-completion of surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy with no further planned treatment during the 8-week study
  • Score of ≥8 on the anxiety subscale of the HADS1
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0-2
  • Hemoglobin ≥9.5
  • Smoking status anticipated to be stable during the study
  • Willing/able to attend brief introductory session and use assigned device for the assigned period of time (15 minutes once or twice per day), 5 days per week for 8 weeks.
  • Age ≥18 years

Key Exclusion Criteria

A patient will not be eligible for participation in this study if any of the following criteria apply.
  • Patient does not understand English
  • Active lung infection
  • Radiation pneumonitis currently being treated with oral steroids
  • Unstable angina
  • Pulmonary embolism in past six months
  • Progressive cancer (must be considered no evidence of disease or stable)
  • Active suicidal ideation with plan or intent
  • Any change in psychotropic medications in past month
  • Hearing loss that would preclude participating in interventions.

Phase: N/A

Learn More

ClinicalTrials.Gov

IRB Protocol Number
WF01213 RELAX
Principal Investigator(s)
Patricia Griffin, M.D.

Clinical Trial Categories

  • Symptom Management & Cancer Control
Sponsor(s)
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
How to Participate

Sue Stanley, RN

864-560-7252

sstanley@gibbscc.org

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