Non-small Cell Lung Cancer / Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Virginia Commonwealth University
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the effects of yoga (including breathing exercises) on the quality of life in patients, diagnosed and undergoing standard treatments for non-small cell lung cancer.
- Behavioral: YogaParticipate in yoga
- Yoga Therapy
- Behavioral: Support Group TherapyParticipate in emotional support group therapy
- Other: FACT-LThis is a 44-item self-report instrument which measures multidimensional HRQOL. There are 5 sections dealing with physical, family, emotional, and functional well-being and their relationship with the doctor. There are nine questions in a sixth subscale that are specific to lung cancer (LSC), including shortness of breath, cough, etc. The TOI is the sum of the scores on the LCS and the physical well-being and functional well-being subscales of the FACT-L scale. The FACT-L has been shown to be reliable and valid and sensitive. (Cella, Bonomi, Lloyd, DS, Kaplan, & Bonomi, 1995). The instrument has been used with patients with lung cancer in the Massey Cancer Center.
- Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Lung
- Other: Pulmonary function testThe pulmonary function test includes forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR). Use of a digital spirometer provides an objective and reliable measure of the patient's vital capacity.
- FVC, FEV1, PEFR
- forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 second, peak expiratory flow rate
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- Patients with any type of non-small cell lung cancer who are undergoing medical treatment, including surgery, radiation and / or chemotherapy.
- Metastasis to the brain, problems during surgery leading to myocardial infarction or hemorrhage, cerebral infarction or hemorrhage, respiratory failure, non-healing surgical wound.
This clinical trial studies yoga in improving quality of life in patients with non-small cell lung cancer undergoing treatment. Yoga may help improve quality of life and pulmonary functional capacity in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
United States (1)
- Virginia Commonwealth University/Massey Cancer CenterNot specifiedRichmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
31 December, 2011
05 September, 2016