This pilot clinical trial studies a video-assisted intervention in improving recovery of
patients undergoing surgery to remove lung cancer or cancer that has spread to the lung and
their caregivers. The intervention uses educational videos to prepare patients and families
for surgery and teach them how to manage the symptoms after surgery. Teaching patients and
their families what to expect before and after surgery may help improve patient and
caregiver quality of life, help patients recover better from surgery, and support families
in their role as caregivers after surgery.
I. To pilot test a video-assisted intervention designed to enhance post-operative recovery
by preparing patients and informal caregivers for lung surgery.
I. To describe preliminary effect of the video-assisted intervention on patient-reported
outcomes (PROs), informal caregiver-reported outcomes, and clinical/system outcomes.
OUTLINE: Patients and their caregivers are assigned to 1 of 2 arms.
ARM I: Patients and caregivers receive standard care during routine clinic visits.
ARM II: Patients view Parts 1 and 2 of the video program, which focus on what to expect
before surgery and after surgery in the hospital, on a tablet over approximately 8 minutes
at a scheduled pre-operative visit. Patients then receive an educational handbook and
discuss the video with a nurse. After surgery and before hospital discharge, patients view
Part 3 of the video over approximately 6 minutes, which focuses on what to expect after
After completion of study, patients and caregivers are followed up at approximately 2-4
weeks and 2 months.
- PATIENTS: Scheduled to undergo surgery with lung resection for treatment of primary
or secondary neoplasms of the lung
- PATIENTS: Able to read and understand English
- INFORMAL CAREGIVERS: The primary informal caregiver as identified by patients
participating in the study; this refers to either a family member or friend who will
be providing the majority of care following surgery
- INFORMAL CAREGIVERS: Able to read and understand English
- This protocol is eligible for waiver of informed consent documentation; all subjects
must have the ability to understand and the willingness to provide verbal informed
- Subjects, who in the opinion of the investigator, may not be able to comply with the
safety monitoring requirements of the study