Clinical Trial 18904

Cancer Type: Thoracic
Interventions:

Study Type: Other
Phase of Study: NA
Investigators:

  • Kelly Hyland [USF]

Overview

Study Title

Contributors to and Correlates of Loneliness in Lung Cancer Patients

Summary

The purpose of this study is to learn about the relationship of loneliness with psychosocial variables, depressive symptoms and quality of life in lung cancer patients.

Objective

Aim 1. To examine the relationship of loneliness with depressive symptoms and quality of life in lung cancer patients. Aim 2. To investigate the relationship of perceived stigma, social constraint, cancer-related negative social expectations, cancer self-efficacy, and avoidant coping with depressive symptoms and quality of life in lung cancer patients. Aim 3. To investigate the relationship of perceived stigma, social constraint, cancer-related negative social expectations, cancer self-efficacy, and avoidant coping with loneliness in lung cancer patients. Aim 4. To explore whether loneliness mediates the relationship between perceived stigma, social constraint, cancer-related negative social expectations, cancer self-efficacy, and avoidant coping with depressive symptoms and quality of life in lung cancer patients. Aim 5. To explore whether loneliness at Time 1 predicts changes in depressive symptoms and quality of life between Time 1 and Time 2.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Participants will be patients being treated for lung cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center. Eligible participants must:
  • have been diagnosed with lung cancer,
  • be >18 years of age,
  • have no history of cancer with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer,
  • be within 3 months of beginning or about to begin systemic treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and/or immunotherapy) and/or radiotherapy for lung cancer,
  • be able to understand, speak, and read English, and
  • be able to provide informed consent.