Loneliness in Cancer Patients: A Qualitative Study


About this study

The purpose of this study is to characterize, using the patients’ own words, the experience of loneliness (or lack of privacy) that may be felt on inpatient units.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults age ≥ 18 years.
  • English speaking adults.
  • Patients admitted to Methodist Hospital.
  • Patients receiving inpatient services for any cancer related disease management.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients with disabilities that render them unable to consent to the study.
  • Patients unable to verbally communicate responses to interview questions.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Aminah Jatoi, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Jennifer O Connor



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Additional contact information

Cancer-related trials contact form

Phone: 855-776-0015 (toll-free)

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