Brief Behavioral Intervention for Dyspnea in Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer
This research study is evaluating a behavioral intervention designed to help people with
advanced lung cancer manage dyspnea (i.e., breathlessness or shortness-of-breath).
- A diagnosis of either NSCLC, SCLC, or mesothelioma, not being treated with curative
- Self-reported shortness of breath (a score of 2 or greater on the Modified Medical
Research Council Dyspnea Scale)
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status from 0 (asymptomatic) to
2 (symptomatic and in bed <50% of day)
- The ability to read and respond to questions English
- Primary cancer care at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center or
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)
- Age >18 years
- Cognitive or psychiatric conditions prohibiting study consent or participation.
- A treating clinician who reports that the patient is inappropriate for the study