Intervention Development for Anxiety in Metastatic NSCLC Patients and Their Caregivers
I. To identify, through both quantitative and qualitative methods, clinical correlates of
anxiety and points of intervention to reduce anxiety in patients with late-stage lung cancer
and their primary caregivers.
II. To apply these findings to develop a brief dyadic intervention based on Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to reduce anxiety in late-stage lung cancer patients and their
III. To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of the pilot intervention through number
of completed visits and assessment pre- and post- intervention.
Participants undergo cognitive behavioral therapy over 1 hour once weekly for a total of 6
sessions. Sessions are tailored to patient and caregiver cognitions and approach and
After completion of study treatment, participants are followed up at 1 week.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Feasibility, defined as 75% of participants complete at least 5 sessions, 75% of participants complete pre- and post-intervention assessment battery
Up to 7 weeks
United States: Institutional Review Board
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