Understanding the Post-Surgical Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patient's Symptom Experience

Among 13 core symptoms across 3,106 breast, colorectal, prostate, and lung cancer patients,
persons with lung cancer were the most symptomatic, with moderate to severe fatigue being
reported with the greatest prevalence. This is a proposed randomized controlled trial of a
novel rehabilitative intervention for persons with non-small cell lung cancer after surgery
that promotes self-management of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and is practical, portable, low
cost, and safe. The results of the study will provide a novel exercise intervention, and its
optimal timing, that helps a vulnerable population by reducing CRF severity and fatigability
and is applicable to nearly all post-thoracotomy lung cancer patients.

Intervention

Light Physical Activity 1, Light Physical Activity 2, Support Education Activity

Condition

Fatigue, Self Efficacy, Quality of Life, Physical Activity, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Investigators

Amy Hoffman, PhD, RN

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