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The Effect of Yoga and Exercise on the Quality of Life of Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NCT02895503)

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: Yoga
    Participate in yoga
    • Yoga Therapy
  • Behavioral: Support Group Therapy
    Participate in emotional support group therapy
    • Other: FACT-L
      This 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 test
      The 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
    Ages eligible for Study
    Genders eligible for Study
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers
    Inclusion Criteria:
    • Patients with any type of non-small cell lung cancer who are undergoing medical treatment, including surgery, radiation and / or chemotherapy.
    Exclusion Criteria:
    • 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.

    1 locations

    United States (1)
    • Virginia Commonwealth University/Massey Cancer Center
      Not specified
      Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
    31 December, 2011
    05 September, 2016
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