Prehab for Lung and Esophageal Cancer

N

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Status

Not yet enrolling

Conditions

Neoplasm of Lung
Neoplasms
Surgery
Exercise

Treatments

Behavioral: Prehabilitation

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06354959
1030020

Details and patient eligibility

About

Research indicates that individuals diagnosed with lung or esophageal cancer who enter treatment with higher functional capacities, improved body composition, and better nutrition status tend to experience better outcomes and a higher quality of life. The primary objective of a prehabilitation health coaching program is to enhance the overall health and well-being of patients before they undergo major surgery.This personalized 8-week program encompasses elements such as nutrition, smoking cessation, sleep hygiene, and movement, equipping participants with the knowledge and tools needed to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Full description

The purpose of this study is to explore the implementation, feasibility and effectiveness of a community-based prehabilitation health coaching program, including nutrition, smoking cessation, sleep hygiene and movement for individuals scheduled to undergo surgery for lung or esophageal cancer.. Participants will have the option to engage in a one-on-one prehabilitation health coaching program tailored to their needs, led by a Qualified Exercise Professional (QEP). The personalized prehabilitation plan will encompass 4-6 in-person or virtual meetings before surgery, including a structured movement plan, education on smoking cessation, sleep quality, stress reduction, mindfulness, and nutrition. Post-surgery, the QEP will provide support through counselling and scheduled sessions for a month after surgery and include one session while the patient is in hospital. This research adopts a repeated measure, mixed-methods approach. Participants will undergo three clinical assessments at different stages: baseline, pre-surgery, and 4-6 weeks post-surgery. The findings from this study will guide future grant applications aimed at funding larger studies and the implementation of prehabilitation as part of standard of care in lung and esophageal cancer patients in Nova Scotia. Central to the research endeavor is the driving question: "How can a community-based prehabilitation program be successfully implemented in the community, and can it lead to improved functional outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for lung or esophageal cancer?" This overarching question provides the study with its core focus and serves as a guiding force throughout the research process.

Enrollment

25 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Diagnosed with lung or esophageal cancer
  • Scheduled to receive surgical intervention in minimum 2-weeks
  • Surgeon approval
  • Able to read and write in English
  • >18 years of age

Exclusion criteria

  • Not able to provide informed consent

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Non-Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

25 participants in 2 patient groups

Control
No Intervention group
Description:
Receive standard of care
Prehab
Experimental group
Description:
Complete an 8-week community based prehab program.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Prehabilitation

Trial contacts and locations

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