Breathe Anew for Lung Cancer Survivorship

Official Title

Breathe Anew: Designing and Testing the Feasibility of a Novel Intervention for Lung Cancer Survivorship

Summary:

Survivorship programs have become an integral component of modern cancer care programs. In Canada, there has been tremendous success for survivorship programs for breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer, however lung cancer survivorship programs have not been widely developed. The complexity of the disease, high mortality, short survival times, high cost of surveillance, and patient habits have traditionally been barriers against the success of lung cancer survivorship programs. The investigator proposes a feasibility study to pilot a novel intervention titled Breathe Anew, which will aim to identify and overcome the barriers to the design and implementation of a lung cancer survivorship program. The investigator has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of experts and lung cancer survivors who will develop the Breathe Anew survivorship intervention. The intervention will be vetted using an integrated knowledge translation approach, which will involve members of the target population, primarily patients who previously underwent lung resection, to modify the intervention and ensure acceptability. After Breathe Anew has been designed, it will be tested in a pilot study of 50 patients to ensure its feasibility and determine its cost. The ultimate goal of this feasibility study is to lay the groundwork for a subsequent comparative trial to evaluate the impact of Breathe Anew on patient-important outcomes including health related quality and length of life and postoperative complications.

Trial Description

Primary Outcome:

  • Compliance
Secondary Outcome:
  • Accrual Rate
  • Patient-Reported Satisfaction
  • Cost Per Patient

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Resources

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