Dignity Therapy/Life Plan in Patients With Pancreatic or Advanced Lung Cancer
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||pancreatic cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer|
|Start date||April 2014|
|End date||March 2016|
|Trial size||19 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02132325, 14-001857|
This study will evaluate feasibility and acceptability of providing the Dignity Therapy/Life Plan intervention to pancreatic or advanced lung cancer patients presenting for treatment in the outpatient medical oncology setting. Investigators hypothesize that providing dignity therapy to this population will be feasible.
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
|Primary purpose||supportive care|
Change in level of distress as measured by distress scores on the Distress Thermometer
time frame: Baseline & at the end of the dignity therapy intervention (approximately 6 weeks)
Male or female participants at least 19 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Age >18 - Undergoing chemotherapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma or advanced NSCLC (pancreatic arm closed) - 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.
|Official title||Phase I/IIA: Dignity Therapy/Life Plan in Patients With Pancreatic or Advanced Lung Cancer|
|Principal investigator||Ann Marie Dose, PhD, RN|
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