Last updated on December 2018

Pain Management Support Study for Patients With Advanced Cancer

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Advanced Cancer
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male or female outpatients with advanced cancer (Stage 3 & 4)
  • diagnosed with radiologically evident bone metastases or locally advanced cancer impinging on/eroding the bone
  • moderate to severe bone pain with an average intensity 4 on a 0-10 Numeric Rating Scale (NRS)
  • experiencing pain for 3 months
  • Karnofsky Performance score of 60 or the Eastern Cooperative Group Performance Status (ECOG) equivalent of 2 (i.e. requires occasional assistance, but is able to care for most of their personal needs)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • expected survival 3 months
  • primary central nervous system (CNS) tumor or CNS metastatic disease that impairs concentration, memory, balance or focus that would preclude ability to participate in a 60 minute, recurring activity and completion of self-report measures
  • hematologic malignancies except for myeloma which causes significant bone pain
  • 3 weeks post-operation from start of study
  • active psychosis or dementia
  • inability to speak or write English
  • moderate to severe hearing impairment
  • current smoking
  • current alcohol dependence

Recruitment Status: Open

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