CareSTEPS: A Supportive Care Program for the Caregivers of Advanced Lung Cancer Patients

Description

The CareSTEPS intervention fills an important service gap by providing education, skills training, and support to the caregivers of advanced lung cancer patients on active treatment. The home-based delivery format will facilitate future dissemination and outreach. By empowering families with the skills they need to provide care and meet the challenges of lung cancer, this intervention holds great promise for improving caregiver quality of life (QOL), patient QOL, and the quality of palliative and supportive care services offered to patients with advanced cancer and their families.

Study Start Date

November 2014

Estimated Completion Date

December 2019

Interventions

  • Behavioral: CareSTEPS

Specialties

  • Pulmonology: Lung/Thoracic Oncology
  • Oncology: Lung/Thoracic Oncology
  • Physician Assistant: Hematology/Oncology

MeSH Terms

  • Lung Neoplasms

Study ID

Mount Sinai School of Medicine -- GCO 13-1535

Status

Unknown

Trial ID

NCT02414672

Study Type

Interventional

Trial Phase

N/A

Enrollment Quota

400

Sponsor

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patient has stage 3B or 4 NSLC or extensive stage SCLC and is within one month of treatment initiation
  • Patient is spending more than 50% of time out of bed on a daily basis, as measured by an ECOG Performance Status rating of level 0, 1, or 2
  • Patient has a spouse/partner other or close family member who he/she defines as the primary caregiver
  • Patient and caregiver > 18 years
  • Patient/caregiver has the ability to read and understand English at a sixth grade level, as determined by his/her ability to understand the consent form
  • Patient/caregiver can provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

  • Individuals with diminished mental capacity
  • Prisoners
  • Children
  • Pregnant Women
  • Fetuses

Gender

Both

Ages

18 Years and older

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

No

Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - New York, New York 46.8 miles None None None

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