Last updated on September 2018

Exercise Program Among Lung Cancer Dyads

Brief description of study

Pilot study of an exercise program among patients with all stages of lung cancer examining feasibility and acceptability. Preliminary outcomes include objective measures of physical function, depression, adherence to lung cancer treatments, Quality of Life (QOL), and social support.

Detailed Study Description


I. Determine the feasibility and acceptability of a progressive exercise program initiated after lung cancer diagnosis among patient partner dyads.


I. Examine the preliminary effects of partnered exercise on physical function, depression, adherence to lung cancer treatments, QOL and social support .


All participants complete questionnaires about their health status, physical activity habits and relationship with their spouse/partner and undergo physical tests at baseline, and then 6 weeks and 12 weeks after the start of the exercise program.

EXERCISE PROGRAM: Participants complete a 12-week exercise program with their dyad-partners. The exercise program consists of 3 weekly sessions (approximately 1-hour sessions) consisting of either a supervised group exercise class or home-based, unsupervised exercise session via an instructional DVD. Participants with lung cancer will also receive a physical activity monitor to track changes in activity throughout the intervention.

Participants will complete a baseline, week 6 and week 12 assessment consisting of physical tests and questionnaires

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03649737

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Donald R Sullivan, MD

Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR United States
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Donald R Sullivan, MD

VA Portland Health Care System
Portland, OR United States
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